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World Rabies Day Lands on September 28 of Each Year

September 28, 2018

World Rabies Day lands on September 28 of each year. The Canadian Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) joins countries from around the world to promote rabies awareness and prevention.

The 2018 World Rabies Day theme, Rabies: Share the message. Save a life, highlights the importance of education and awareness to prevent rabies. The theme can be used for you to share with your clients the importance of dog vaccination and treating bite wounds, as well as dog bite prevention education for school children.

Visit the Global Alliance for Rabies Control (GARC) website to find information on how to organize a World Rabies Day event. You will find event toolkits, awareness resources, and free downloadable logos in multiple languages. For any of your event promotion, use #WorldRabiesDay.

GARC also offers on their website free, online courses to improve the skills and knowledge of people working in rabies awareness and prevention.

2018 World Rabies Day Awards

The World Rabies Day Awards, now in its 3rd year, aims to highlight the work done by dedicated individuals and organizations to end rabies in their communities. Submissions close on September 10, 2018. Find out more on the GARC website
(www rabiesalliance.org).

CVMA Offers Information for Pet Owners

The CVMA offers a Rabies Fact Sheet and Rabies Prevention Tips for Pet Owners under its animal owner section (www.animalhealthcare.ca). Feel free to share this information with your clients or through your social media channels.

Working together against rabies helps people and animals live safely, together, free from rabies.