|What We Do - Animal Birth Control & Anti Rabies Vaccinations for Stray Dogs
Our garbage breeds Stray Animals
In an effort to reduce the number of homeless stray animals on the streets of our city, BLUE CROSS sterilizes 800 stray, community dogs every month and vaccinates them against Rabies. We conduct extensive adoption efforts to find homes for their puppies, in an effort to further reduce the homeless numbers.
See Map of Operating Areas… West Zone – Circle 11, 12, 14.
What is ABC/AR?
The Animal Birth Control /Anti-Rabies (ABC/AR) programme is the most effective, sensible and humane known method of animal and rabies control recommended by the W.H.O. It has yielded tremendous results in controlling rabies in developing countries and is not simply a humane alternative
Why is Extermination of Stray Dogs not an Option?
Killing of stray dogs has not helped reduce stray population nor contain rabies because we have a system of external garbage disposal that breeds stray animals. A majority of Indians do not want community dogs to be killed. By law extermination is not permitted. In fact, it is noted that the indiscriminate killing of animals alone can prove to be dangerous in a rabies prone country.
Why Killing dogs does not Work?
Dogs are territorial by nature and when dogs of an area are killed, a new pack of dogs enters the area as there is food available. The new dogs are extremely aggressive in nature because they've invaded new territory. They may be diseased, ready to reproduce and extremely hostile.
Instead of Extermination the more Scientific Solution is Animal Birth Control and Anti-Rabies which Involves:
According to a W.H.O. report expert committee set up in 1992, when 75% or more of the dog population has been immunized against rabies, the disease can be controlled. Immunization alone is considered the method for controlling rabies. The immunized dogs create disease free zones and act as barriers to the spread of Rabies.
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Community participation for successful ABC in Hyderabad is crucial:
During 2011-12 Blue Cross sterilized and vaccinated 6246 community dogs and vaccinated an additional 5277community dogs against Rabies. The ABC programme has been very effective where we received community support, but continues to be a struggle where residents or VIP’s in the community have strong objections. Though this is the W.H.O., AWBI and Government authorized safe solution, opposition continues to mar progress.
Rabies Free Zones
We are happy to note that there were no recorded incidents or reports of Rabies deaths in humans in the areas we operate in. All cases of rabid dogs were removed and quarantined immediately and the community counseled on safety measures.
You can make a difference by calling your Municipal Dog Pound and asking for ABC/AR in your locality. You can also individually initiate an ABC effort in your own community – as this is the Law! Call us for guidance. Lets together make Hyderabad Rabies Free!
ABC Success! We are happy to note that Chennai and Jaipur have become Rabies Free cities thanks to the ABC/AR.
Cost Effective: Crores of rupees are spent on post bite vaccinations. Cost of post bite rabies treatment after ABC/AR comes down drastically. If 3/4th of the dog population can be tackled with ABC/AR, India can become a Rabies free nation.
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