Ronnie Wood is the latest celebrity dog lover to join our campaign to save millions of dogs from rabies

07/19/2016

Ronnie Wood from The Rolling Stones has announced his support of our campaign to vaccinate the next million dogs against rabies.

All dogs should be treated responsibly, with understanding and compassion, which is why I support World Animal Protection’s campaign to create a better life for dogs around the world.”

He joins other celebrity names such as Leona Lewis, Kristin Bauer, Jodi Picoult and Natalie Imbruglia that are helping us protect the lives of dogs and safeguard communities.

Ronnie said: “Our dog Dolly is a wonder dog beagle extraordinaire! She’s very loving. All dogs should be treated responsibly, with understanding and compassion, which is why I support World Animal Protection’s campaign to create a better life for dogs around the world.”

Each and every dog around the world deserves love and protection but many face abuse, disease, starvation and death because they are homeless. Many are abandoned by owners who no longer care or pay for them. We are leading the way to end the unnecessary deaths of millions of dogs, every year, caused by the fear of rabies or dog bites.

This forgotten disease is killing five times as many people as Ebola, and a disease we are taking for granted.

Every day, thousands of dogs are violently killed because of rabies. Dragged through streets, electrocuted, poisoned or gassed – culling is a painful death. We are grateful to Ronnie, Leona, Kristin, Jodi and Natalie for helping us shine a light on how dog lovers in any country can work together to protect dogs in another.

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