World Rabies Day Campaign in Bushbuckridge, Mpumalanga

My name is Nina, and I am the veterinarian at the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre (HESC) and I am respectfully asking for your help with a very important campaign involving the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre and the Mpumalanga State Veterinary Services.

The local community close to HESC is known as Acornhoek, part of the larger Bushbuckridge impoverished community, and we are desperately trying to help improve the quality of lives of both people and animals in the community. One of the biggest problems we are faced with is the number of dogs which are not vaccinated against Rabies – a terrible and fatal disease that can be passed on to people via saliva, dog bites etc.

We are hoping to join the Mpumalanga State Veterinary Services to run a week-long Rabies campaign on the 23rd – 27th September, culminating on World Rabies Day on the 28th September where people can bring in their dogs for a free Rabies vaccination, as well as presentations, brochures etc. aimed at educating the public on the importance of vaccinating against Rabies and what to do should they be bitten by a rapid dog.

Some of the items that they desperately need are:

-Needles (21G- 25G)

-Syringes (predominately 1-3ml, but all sizes are needed).

If you, or anyone you know, would be able to help us in obtaining these items to donate to the Mpumalanga State Veterinary Services, we would greatly appreciate it, it will go a long way to helping us help animals and people in need.

Dr Nina Kisch

Read the letter from our veterinarian.