World Rabies Day is September 28th! This holiday was created by the Global Alliance for Rabies Control (GARC) with the goal to end the spread of rabies to humans from dogs. World Rabies Day focuses on increasing community awareness of rabies and its prevention.
2020’s theme is “End Rabies: Collaborate, Vaccinate“
End rabies: a reminder that we have 10 years to end human deaths from dog rabies and that we can raise awareness at the global level through the End Rabies Now campaign.
Collaborate: The United Against Rabies coalition was formed and subsequently launched the Global Strategic Plan. We need to continue collaboration at the international, national and local levels to eliminate rabies. Especially keeping in mind that it’s a disease that knows no borders.
Vaccinate: A massive breakthrough was recently made in the rabies world. GAVI, the vaccine alliance, has included rabies into its portfolio of vaccines. This means that with their support, 181,000 more human deaths from rabies can be prevented. We also need to remember to vaccinate dogs to prevent rabies at its source so that we can reach elimination.
Learn more at www.rabiesalliance.org/world-rabies-day
To celebrate this year, National Band & Tag is excited to launch our newest product, Paw Finders! Paw Finders is a rabies tag and lost pet recovery system, all in one tag. The vet’s information is on the front, like a regular rabies tag. On the back is a QR Code that holds the pet owner’s contact information. These tags are available for purchase in bulk by veterinarians. Our easy to use Vet Portal makes registering the tags easy. Or you can send the tag home with your client for them to register themselves. Bring your vet office into the modern pet tag era and reduce the number of lost pet calls to your office with Paw Finders rabies tags!