TREATMENT FOR STREET DOGS IN MAHARASHTRA, INDIA

Part of PAWS ‘Operation ARV 2011’ initiative is to vaccinate as many strays in remote places of Maharashtra, as well as in crowded public places on a massive scale.

The first drive was organized at Thane Station last month when all the area dogs were vaccinated against rabies & given first aid for

The 2nd drive in the series was conducted on 23-24 July 2011 at Holy Shri Sai Baba’s Temple area in Shirdi. With the help & support of Shirdi Nagar Panchayat & Temple Trust, PAWS team vaccinated 55 Strays in & around areas of the Temple. Over 15 strays were given first aid for small wounds & skin problems.

 

Vaccines and other supplies were provided free by Virbac & Premium Pets.

The PAWS Team comprised Trustee Manasi Bhanage, along with Vets Dr. Anahita Kumar & Dr. Lalitha Gopalan, volunteers Avinash, Akhsay, Jayshree, Shreya, Sandhya and staff Prabhu who participated in this 2 days

They are now in process of arranging sterilization for the Shirdi area dogs.

5 Mass AR Drives are also scheduled over the next 5 months – for Shegaon Temple (Lord Gajanan), Narsobachi Wadi, Gangapur (Lord Datta) for dogs as well as donkeys, & Ganpatipule (Lord Ganesha) beach area & temple area.

PAWS will also be doing mass vaccinations at Bus Depots & Markets. A minimum of 50 to 100 strays are targeted for vaccinations in each area.

Thanks to Nilesh Bhanage for news of this important programme.

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