Over 1000 dogs in Kibra were vaccinated against the deadly rabies disease between 15th and 16th June. The dogs were also treated, dewormed and given birth control services.
Speaking at the event, Dr. Emily Mudoga a veterinarian and campaigns manager at World Animal Protection, urged dog owners to ensure that their dogs are given the annual rabies vaccine as a preventive measure to prevent the disease.
“Every dog has a right, to receive quality health care so it can have a worth living. It is the responsibility of dog owners to ensure that their dogs have access to food, water, good health and comfort.”
“Many dogs are killed every year for fear of rabies. As a result, dogs become fearful of humans. Vaccination, treatment and better care of d0gs the relationship between man and his best friend is re-established.”
“The success of this event demonstrates that dog owners are ready and willing to provide good care of their dogs if the services are available. Thus the county government of Nairobi and other counties should take cue and bring dog vaccinations services closer to the people.”
“We urge the dog owners to take care of their d0gs by ensuring that they are fed at least once a day, given water and vaccinated annually. This will reduce conflict. They should also demand for these services from the county.” She concludes.
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