Can you imagine having to kill your own dog to protect yourself?
It’s a horrific choice, and sadly, in some countries a cruel fate that awaits many loving pets every day.
In Kenya, stray and free-roaming dogs are victims to mass cullings, but family pets are also at risk.
People fear dogs as they carry the rabies disease, which according to endrabiesnow.org, kills an estimated 523 people every year in Kenya. The only way the people know how to deal with this fear is to kill the dogs – often having to resort to inhumane methods such as clubbing, hanging or poisoning.
Up to 10 million dogs are inhumanely killed every year in the name of rabies or other conflicts.
That equates to 20 dogs every minute.
These animals need your help to show people and governments there is a better way to stop the spread of rabies. All it takes to end this cruelty is a simple vaccination.
Vaccinating 70% of the population of dogs creates a barrier of healthy, immune dogs that stops the spread of the disease, and in time eradicates it from an area.
It is extremely important that we continue to vaccinate dogs every year, to ensure rabies cannot spread, and cruelty to dogs for fear of the disease stops.
You can help save dogs lives today, by donating a generous gift which could help provide vaccinations, deworm and treat dogs with antibiotics, educate people in responsible pet ownership, and protect vulnerable animals around the world.
Please give generously.
$40 could help vaccinate dogs against rabies.
$80 could help de-worm and treat dogs with antibiotics.
$150 could help provide education on rabies, dog welfare and responsible dog ownership.
Where your money goes
- Direct to the field = 88%
- Fundraising = 11%
- Admin = 1%
World Animal Protection (formerly known as WSPA) has been protecting animals for over 50 years and we passionately believe that animals matter. With your support, we’ll go where animal suffering is most far-reaching and animal cruelty is most severe. You can help us bring lasting change for animals:
- In the wild where animals are cruelly traded or killed you can help us prevent it.
- In disasters where together we can save the lives of animals and the livelihoods of the people who depend on them.
- In farming where farm animals are suffering you can help us give them better lives.
- In communities with your support we can stop the needless killing of dogs due to fear of rabies.
In 2013, 85% of funds raised went towards protecting animals in these four areas of work. We can ensure your vital donation is making the biggest impact for animals as possible and is helping achieve lasting change.
* These figures are in local currency and taken from the Australia 2013 audited accounts.