Early in January BAWA alerted Bali residents of planned poisoning work to eliminate dogs in several areas of Tabanan, a district within Bali. Officials stated the elimination was to prevent the spread of rabies to humans.
Over the past few days BAWA has been meeting with authorities to discuss alternative solutions and they have successfully hauled the planned elimination within these areas. The action will be to catch, vaccinate, sterilize and mark these dogs, as well as educating the community about the actions being taken.
Individuals have also been visiting the areas where there were planned eliminations, marking dogs with red ribbons that have already been vaccinated against rabies. This way the dogs who already have had treatment will stand out and avoid elimination.
Along with BAWA other independent rescue groups are joining in to help with the programs to vaccinate and sterile the dogs in this area. Groups have been going door to door asking Balinese families if they will have their dogs sterilized to prevent the elimination in their villages.
We urge you to follow along and donate if you can! These groups will need financial aid to help cover the vaccinations and sterilizations they will be doing over the next few weeks.
A few groups we recommend supporting for these specific efforts are:
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