Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Freedom from Fear - RABIES FREE PUNE - Oct 3rd, 2010

Rabies is still a dreaded disease in India. 70% of deaths due to rabies occur in our country, most are due to dog bites. Blue Cross Society of Pune is launching a campaign for making Pune a rabies-free city by organising several Anti-Rabies Vaccination Camps.

On the occasion of World Rabies Day , an Anti-Rabies Vaccination Camp was organized at P.M.C.’s Warje-Karvenagar Zonal Ward Office by Blue Cross, in association with Intervet Pharmaceuticals and Rotary Club of Pune-Kothrud. A total of 50 pet dogs, and stray dogs and cats were vaccinated against rabies. 2 PMC vans were made available for bringing stray dogs to the camp site. Dogs which had not been sterilized were sent to the Naidu Hospital Dog Pound. PMC’s Dog Registration forms were also made available at the camp.

Dr.Jagtap, Assistant Medical Officer, PMC , Shri Gaikwad, Zonal ward Officer and Shri. Pramod Jejurikar, District Governor of Rotary Club visited the camp and appreciated the efforts taken to safeguard citizens from the risk of rabies.
Prabhag Adhikari Lanjekar, Ward Officer, Warje-Karvenagar Zonal Ward Office was present throughout to ensure the smooth functioning of the camp.

Veterinary doctors, Dr. Mali, Dr.Disale and Dr.Bhagat vaccinated the dogs. Dr.Kuldeep Singh a senior retired veterinarian and Deputy Director of Animal Husbandry, Hissar was also present. We appreciate the presence of all these persons and the help given by our regular volunteers : Madhuri Kulkarni, Neelim Shankar, Sonia Kulkarni, Jitesh, Sahil , Madhurima.

Our sincere thanks to Sonia, Bipin, Lochana, Anjali ,Mr and Mrs Tambe who worked tirelessly for the event. Mrs Tambe even brought stray dogs in her own car for vaccination!

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