ABC and ARV drives at Chavara Grama Panchayat

As per an MoU with the Chavara Grama Panchayat, People for Animals, Kollam Chapter has been conducting ABC (Animal Birth Control) and ARV (Anti Rabies Vaccine) programs for 200 dogs. The project was initiated on 6 December 2011, and successfully completed on 12 January 2012. The expenses were shared 50% by the Animal Welfare Board of India, and 50% by the Grama Panchayat, with the Kollam Chapter of the People for Animals voluntarily managing the logistics, arranging veterinary doctors and dog catchers, surgical materials, medicines, and the use of our Animal Ambulance.

In total 200 dogs were neutered (or spayed, as the case may be) and vaccinated against rabies, creating a safe environment in the Chavara area. These dogs will pose no threat to the human populace, and will defend their territory from outside dogs for many years to come, ensuring that this area is free from rabies and from unknown stray dogs.

The photographs of the event can be seen below: