Ra­bies vac­ci­na­tion op­er­a­tion a great suc­cess

Zululand Observer - Monday - - ZO NEWS - Larry Bent­ley

THE ra­bies aware­ness team in eShowe (RA­BIES), pro­vided free ra­bies vac­ci­na­tions to the pets of Sun­ny­dale res­i­dents on Wed­nes­day.

Start­ing at 9am, they worked street by street for most of the day, vac­ci­nat­ing 85 dogs, two cats and three goats.

The goats gave the team a run for their money, who put many a rugby player to shame with their slick tack­les, and in the end got their man - or rather goat.

The team of 13 vol­un­teers thank all who con­trib­uted to the suc­cess of the day, es­pe­cially Boehringer for the ra­bies vac­cines.

The group calls on all to as­sist in the fight against ra­bies.

There is plenty of in­for­ma­tion avail­able about ra­bies and what to do if bit­ten.

In the event of a bite or scratch from an an­i­mal that could have ra­bies, wash any scratches or wounds with run­ning wa­ter and soap for at least 15 min­utes and get the per­son to a doc­tor or hos­pi­tal for a course of four vac­ci­na­tions as soon as pos­si­ble.

Do not let a clinic turn you away and in­sist on speak­ing to some­one that can ad­vise you about vac­ci­na­tion.

Candy, held by owner Mark Jones, is vac­ci­nated by Vanessa Meyer un­der the watch­ful eye of Chase

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