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Animal health workers provide rabies vaccines

Posted Dec 02 2008 3:07am

Thuso Phate (standing) and Mr. Moloslwa provide rabies vaccines in Sekao ward
Originally uploaded by natavillage.

A rabies campaign started in Nata today.  Workers from Animal health and production set up stations in three of the Nata wards to provide free rabies vaccines to village dogs.  Mr. Molosslwa and Thuso Phate were set up in Sekao ward.  Not only were they providing vaccines, they were educating people as to the dangers of rabies and other risks to animals.  I asked what could be done about all of the stray animals roaming Nata.  They said they often round them up and have to shoot them because they have no homes.  They don’t like to shoot animals so if the dogs are not presenting any present danger then they are just left to roam free. Anyone who has lived in the developing world know that sterilization of animals is almost unheard of in villages and dogs have litter after litter of pups.  It’s a real problem.  Thuso Phate was happy to join the website as his Matswana friend who is a medical student in Australia has been monitoring our site. We hope Thuso’s friend sees him.

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