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70,000th dog neutered in India thanks to charity team

Mayhew International and HOPE and Animal Trust team reached an incredible milestone of neutering 70,000 dogs in Ranchi, northern India, in nine years on World Spay Day this year.

Mayhew International has been funding a systematic animal birth control and vaccination programme with HOPE since 2008 and neutered a further 40 dogs on World Spay Day this year.

This accomplishment goes a long way to containing and controlling the free-roaming dog population in the city of Ranchi and works towards Mayhew’s goal of a safe and secure environment for both dogs and people in the region.

Mayhew’s CEO, Caroline Yates, said: “We believe that educating communities is the key to spreading the word about rabies prevention, safe interaction with community dogs, compassion towards animals and the benefits of neutering.

“We have funded the animal birth control and vaccination programme in Ranchi, India that has so far neutered just over 70,000 dogs in just over nine years and reached to over 381,000 children and adults with our message.

“A dog population survey carried out at the end of 2014 noted that more than 74% of the free-roaming dog population were identified as neutered. In recent years there has been a huge reduction in the number of recorded cases of canine-mediated rabies in humans in Ranchi City resulting in zero recorded cases in 2017, which shows the impact of our programme and the intensive rabies vaccination drives of Mission Rabies with whom we collaborate.”

If you would like to help, consider making a donation today by visiting www.themayhew.org/donate or by texting “MINT17 £5” (or your chosen amount up to £10) to 70070.

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