TNR INFO: Rabies Prevention

Vaccination kit
Vaccination kit

Rabies is a viral disease that is nearly always fatal. Infected dogs cause more than 99% of rabies cases in humans. In Kenya approximately 2000 humans die from the disease annually, 40% of these are children under 15.

Main symptoms of rabies in dogs:
• Constant licking of bite site
• Jaw is dropped
• Inability to swallow, hydrophobia
• Change in tone of bark
• Disorientation
• Seizures, paralysis
• Excessive foam at the mouth.

Rabies is a disease that is 100% preventable through vaccination. The Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock & Fisheries together with the World Health Organization, have started a program to eliminate the disease through:
1. Mass dog vaccinations
2. Educating the public

For more information, see our flyer at the following link: TNR Rabies Prevention Flyer

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TNR Trust

TNR stands for Trap, Neuter and Release. Our Motto is "Community Health through Animal Welfare" which we aim to achieve by vaccinating against Rabies, educating on Rabies Awareness and spay/neuter to maintain a manageable dog/cat population in and around Nairobi.

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