Join with World Animal Protection and help end inhumane dog culling

More than 3 billion people, about half the world’s population, are living in countries/territories where dog rabies still exists and are potentially exposed to rabies. It is estimated that at least 55 000 human rabies deaths occur yearly in Africa and Asia following contact with rabid dogs. Millions of dogs are culled each year in fruitless efforts to stop rabies spreading. During a cull, dogs are often rounded up and methods used to kill them include poisoning, gassing, electrocution, beating and shooting. All often result in slow and agonising deaths.

A humane solution

Culling dogs is not the solution to rabies – the only way to eliminate the virus is through vaccination. Vaccinating at least 70% of the dogs in an area creates ‘herd immunity’, slowing the spread of rabies until it dies out. Dogs – like all animals – have a right to live without suffering. Vaccination promotes a more responsible and less fearful attitude towards dogs within communities. Vaccinating dogs is not only more effective than culling dogs for controlling rabies, but it is also very cost-effective.

World Animal Protection’s work

“We work with governments to develop vaccination plans that involve local communities and address the specific problems people face. Through our work to stop dogs suffering, we:

  • Move governments to vaccinate dogs and stop dog culling
  • Organise training to help people understand that dog culling can’t end rabies
  • Demonstrate that vaccinations aren’t only humane – they work.”
  • World Animal Protection

Supporting World Animal Protection

Phoenix Rising For Children (PRFC) is an accredited out-of-home or foster care provider based in the Sydney greater metropolitan area and Hunter Central Coast of N.S.W, Australia. PRFC was founded in 2001 to provide quality foster care to children and young people in N.S.W, including contemporary, quality, family-based foster care and effective and specialist support services to children and young people and their families. PRFC operates ethically, effectively and empathically with a view to achieving quality outcomes and a satisfying working environment, and as such we support organisations that encompass similar ideals.

Have you considered fostering a young one? PRFC undertakes regular planning and evaluation and has a focus on personal development and training. We are always interested in hearing from those passionate about making a meaningful difference for a child in foster care or a family requiring assistance. If you would like to become a foster carer and join our team providing effective and meaningful care to children and young people, please contact us!

We also provide family contact services, and these specialize in contact supervision for children in out of home care with their parents and other significant family members.

We can be reached at mail@phoenixrising.org.au

Learn more about our foster care agency in NSW at www.phoenixrising.org.au

How you can help

“Evidence suggests that where mass dog vaccination programmes are implemented, people’s attitudes to dogs and the dogs’ welfare improves. World Animal Protection works closely with local, national and international animal welfare and veterinary groups to ensure vaccination programmes are accompanied by education on rabies and dog management.” – World Animal Protection

You can help by making a donation to World Animal Protection so they can continue their work to end inhumane dog culling:

https://donate.worldanimalprotection.org.au/campaigns/inhumane-culling/#.VCoJlFf6u70

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