Veterinarians from new member the Kenya Small Companion Animal Veterinary Association (KESCAVA) were key participants in a Domestic Dog Vaccination Day which took place on 28 September (World Rabies Day) in Enonkishu Conservancy and the town of Emarti at the northern reaches of the Masai Mara-Serengeti eco-system in Kenya.
The initiative involved three teams of veterinarians and members of the local community driving from home to home to vaccinate as many dogs – and cats – as possible. Team members had been active in the area in the weeks before to educate owners, ensuring that the vaccinations were welcomed and understood.
Donated vaccines for rabies and distemper/parvo were administered by veterinarians to dogs while cats received the rabies vaccination only. On this one day, 181 dogs and 33 cats were vaccinated with left over vaccine used the following week to vaccinate an additional 29 dogs and 7 cats. Great work KESCAVA!