Chandigarh

68 dogs vaccinated in Chandigarh villages, campaign continues

July 08, 2018 08:29 AM

Punjab News Express/Y.S.Rana
CHANDIGARH: On the Eve of World Zoonoses Day the Anti Rabies Vaccination-cum-Humane Education Camp was organized today at village Mouli Jagran by the Department of Animal Husbandry, U.T. Chandigarh. 68 dogs were vaccinated during the camp against the dreadful disease of Rabies. The key component of the day was to ensure that pet owners are aware of their risk and receive accurate, timely advice on risk reduction.  

Capt Karnail Singh, PCS, Director, Department of Animal Husbandry stated that Animal Husbandry Department UT Chandigarh has launched a two months mass vaccination-cum-awareness drive against rabies in all villages of U.T. Chandigarh from 30-05-2018 to 08-08-2018 in coordination with Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA), Sector-38 Chandigarh. In these camps, Anti Rabies Vaccine is being administered to every stray and pet dog, free of cost in rural areas of Union Territory Chandigarh. The camps are being organized under the supervision of Veterinary Officer of Animal Husbandry Department of the concerned area.

Dr. Kanwarjit Singh, Joint Director Animal Husbandry revealed that till date 7 camps had been organized in different villages such as Sarangpur, Behlana, Daria, Raipur Khurd, Raipur Kalan and Makhan Majra in the past one month.  402 numbers of dogs were vaccinated against rabies in these camps. The pamphlets were distributed and short films were shown for the awareness of residents on how to prevent animals from rabies. Likewise in coming weeks, the camps shall be organized as per following schedule:

Date

Village

13-07-18

Kishangarh

20-07-18

Khuda Alisher

27-07-18

Khuda Lahora

08-08-18

Kaimbwala

 

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