Better lives for dogs
Dogs are our pets, an important part of our communities – and some of them are our best friends.
But despite the strong relationship many of us have with dogs, we estimate nearly 10 million are inhumanely culled every year, primarily due to misguided attempts to eliminate rabies. That’s 18 every minute.
Fear is separating us from dogs
Dogs roam the streets in many parts of the world, and can cause concern for both local residents and tourists. Issues such as disease play a large part in this - up to 99% of human rabies cases are transmitted by dogs. In the build-up to major events, stray dogs are often killed to 'clean up' surrounding areas before visitors arrive.
Fear, and misguided attempts to eradicate the disease result in dogs being dragged through the streets, electrocuted, poisoned or gassed. Culling is nearly always a horrendous and painful death.
A chance at life
The inhumane culling of dogs is both cruel and ineffective. Only mass dog vaccination can eliminate rabies. And only our proven methods of humane dog population management can stop dogs coming into conflict with the communities where they live.
We’ve already given out 1 million vaccinations across Africa and Asia, but we need your help to protect even more dogs around the world. We want to build better lives for 50 million dogs by 2020, as well as giving out another 1 million vaccinations.
Take action below and help us build a world where dogs and people live in harmony.