Dogs Trust works with our partner charity, Worldwide Veterinary Services to provide all the canine expertise for their International Training Centre in Ooty, near Bangalore, India. The International Training Centre was set up in conjuction with the Animal Welfare Board of India and trains vets and animal welfare workers to run Animal Birth Control programmes in orderto humanely reduce the number of stray dogs.
The centre provides the latest skills, support and supplies to animal welfare professionals in India. Working with charities in local communities, our joint aim is to improve the health and welfare of all animals, with a particular attention to the eradication of rabies.Our joint aim is to improve the health and welfare of all animals.
In 2013 Mission Rabies launched in India – a hotspot for rabies, where a third of all human cases occur. Dogs Trust Worldwide supports the mass vaccination drives in Goa, education of more than 120,000 children every year in rabies awareness, a rabies surveillance system set up by Mission Rabies in collaboration with local government and the Mission Rabies Truck which travels around India delivering training to local vets, outreach programmes, neutering services, and vaccinating dogs against rabies.
Mission Rabies began their Malawi project in Blantyre in 2015. A hospital in the city had reported the highest number of child rabies deaths anywhere in Africa. Dogs Trust Worldwide supports Mission Rabies to carry out mass vaccination campaigns across Blantyre, Zomba and Chiradzulu. Mission Rabies educational sessions are also supported by Dogs Trust Worldwide, aimed at empowering children, their teachers, and their families with the knowledge to protect themselves from bites, preventing rabies and saving lives.