In Mwanza, Tanzania, a horrific situation is unfolding for street dogs, and we desperately need your support to put a stop to it RIGHT NOW.
Locals have embarked on a dog-killing rampage because of one rabid dog. People are fearful of a potential rabies outbreak and resorted to killing any dog they encounter – believing all must die. Thousands could die because of one sick animal. Yes, it’s irrational, and yes, we must act – that’s why we are stepping in.
Our team of animal experts is ready to travel and administer rabies vaccines to stop the unnecessary slaughter of innocent dogs. Please, will you help us?
No more dogs have to die unnecessarily. This is an emergency, and we must act NOW.
The one rabid dog has been shot, but too late to stop fear and uncertainty spreading like wildfire.
We know at least 32 dogs have ALREADY been violently beaten to death with sticks and stones; without your immediate support, countless more will suffer horrible deaths.
What makes it worse is local officials issued a statement encouraging shooting street dogs. As animal lovers, we could not stand by and allow this to happen.
The authorities have given us one chance to save the dogs before unleashing canine genocide.
Together with our local partners, The Arusha Society for the Protection of Animals (ASPA), and revered animal welfare ambassador and veterinarian, Sr Dr Rosamystica, we convinced officials that there was a humane alternative – conducting an emergency mass rabies vaccination program.
Our team is ready to rush to the region to start vaccinating dogs immediately and ensure that local veterinarians are also equipped and ready to go. The irony is that rabies vaccines are not expensive.
If we can raise $5,000 (around £4,100), that’s enough to vaccinate 1500 dogs and provide urgent medical care to injured animals.
In addition to buying the vaccines, your donation will cover veterinary supplies like syringes and transporting our vet team to the remote villages.
The dogs desperately need your support to get the vaccinations they need. We hope to vaccinate more than a THOUSAND street dogs in just three days, but this number is dependent on the generosity of animal lovers like you.
Time is of the essence! The longer we wait, the more dogs will be brutally and senselessly slaughtered by frightened locals who do not understand the true situation. Please donate NOW.
Rabies is a massive problem in Tanzania. Words can barely do justice to the horror of this terrible disease, which is spread by saliva. Two to four days after getting infected, the dog becomes weak or paralyzed, starts having seizures, difficulty in breathing, has difficulty swallowing, and shows abnormal behavior, including extreme aggression to depression or coma.
Thousands of dogs die excruciating deaths every year because of rabies, and yet, it is preventable. With your help right now, we can rush to vaccinate rural dogs in Tanzania, protecting them from both rabies and the hands of locals who would harm them out of fear.
Please, please, find it your heart to donate today. Innocent street dogs are being killed as you read this, and we are their only hope. Your support will make a real impact, saving countless dogs from suffering horrible, agonizing deaths. Please donate generously to Network for Animals today.
For the animals,
Gloria Davies (and Max and Flora!)
Founder and CEO
Network for Animals
P.S. By conducting mass vaccinations, we help dog communities to develop herd immunity, which reduces incidences of the disease in dogs and humans. Protecting animals from rabies and brutal killings at the hand of fearful humans is our urgent priority right now, and with your immediate support, we can save the lives of over a thousand helpless dogs in Tanzania. Please donate now.
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