Dogs Trust works with our partner charity, Worldwide Veterinary Services to provide all the canine expertise for their International Training Centres in Ooty (near Bangalore), and in Goa, India. The International Training Centres were set up to train vets and animal welfare workers to run Animal Birth Control programmes in order to humanely reduce the number of stray dogs.
The centres provide local and international veterinary professionals with the chance to develop practical surgery skills, increase their knowledge and learn best practice in animal welfare. Working with charities in local communities, our joint aim is to improve the health and welfare of all animals, with a particular attention to the eradication of rabies.Our joint aim is to improve the health and welfare of all animals.
In 2013 Mission Rabies launched in India – a hotspot for rabies, where a third of all human cases occur. Dogs Trust Worldwide supports the mass vaccination drives in Goa, education of more than 120,000 children every year in rabies awareness, a rabies surveillance system set up by Mission Rabies in collaboration with local government and the Mission Rabies Truck which travels around India delivering training to local vets, outreach programmes, neutering services, and vaccinating dogs against rabies.
Dogs Trust has been working in Bosnia and Herzegovina since 2012 with humane dog population management. The team works using a combination of responsible dog ownership education, mass neutering campaigns for owned and street dogs, a veterinary training programme in conjunction with the vet faculty in Sarajevo, a fostering programme and running Dog School Bosnia to help local people to train their dogs. Since starting over 90,000 dogs have been neutered and over 280,000 children educated on being responsible around dogs.