Citizens sensitized to vaccinate dogs against rabies.

MULTAN -- Livestock Department on Wednesday urged upon citizens to vaccinate their pet dogs in order to avoid rabies, a deadly viral disease which kills nearly 70,000 citizens per year globally.

Infected dog transmits saliva to human and other animals which causes deaths.

Deputy Director Livestock Dr Jamshaid while talking to reporter stated that September 28 was observed as World Rabies Day in order to sensitize citizens to vaccinate their pet dogs. For stray dogs, the department has launched a special campaign namely Trap-Neuter-Vaccinate-Release (TNVR) to control dogs' population and vaccinate against deadly disease rabies. The basic theme of initiating the campaign was to lead toward Rabies Free Punjab, he hinted.

About TNVR, he observed that TNVR was a globally acclaimed method in which castration of the dogs was conducted to control population of stray dogs.

He also remarked that World Rabies Day was also marked in tehsil Jalalpur Pirwala. The department organized a walk and stressed upon masses who owned pets to vaccinate their dogs.


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