Ahead of World Rabies Day (28 September 2019), Mayhew International is hoping to raise a further £5,000 towards their main target of £10,000 – which is money that will be spent on vaccinating 10,000 dogs in Kabul, Afghanistan, before the end of 2019.
With rabies vaccinations costing just £1 per dog, Mayhew International set out to raise £10,000 at the start of September, and have so far achieved over half of their target. Rabies is fatal in 99.9% of cases, and is transmitted through saliva, scratches and bites – meaning it’s not just dogs who are at risk.
The majority of humans who die from rabies in Afghanistan become infected by a dog, and before Mayhew International started their vaccination programme in 2001, over 1,800 people – many of them children – were taken by this horrible and painful disease. Since then, Mayhew International have been working hard to improve the lives of humans and animals in the Kabul community, and are now asking for your help to reach the next milestone.
The charity is hoping to reach their target by Saturday 28 September, to help them achieve this head over to their donation page – £1 will save one dog, and at least one life.