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.
Malawi is among the world’s hotspots for rabies and this vicious disease poses a huge burden to the country. The Mission Rabies programme expanded to Malawi in May 2015. The programme centre is Blantyre, a city with the highest recorded number of child deaths from rabies. Mission Rabies is eliminating rabies through mass vaccination of dogs while educating children to be rabies aware. Mission Rabies and Worldwide Veterinary Service are working with Blantyre SPCA and providing veterinary training and support to care for the animals within Blantyre city and surrounding areas.
Mission Rabies operates in the three biggest global hotspots for rabies: Goa and Ranchi in India, and Blantyre in Malawi - which has the highest incidence of child deaths from rabies in the world.