Member Representative Dr Makarand (Mac) Chavan, a participant in the online One Care facilitator course, ran a series of One Care events between December 2017 and March 2018 in Mumbai, India. He says: “I am an honorary visiting veterinarian at The Welfare of Stray Dogs (WSD) an animal welfare NGO that carries out animal birth control programs through sterilizing stray dogs. My key objective was to bring about a positive change in human behavior towards animals, particularly among schoolchildren. My secondary objective was to raise awareness of the need to control the street dog population in a humane manner and to support the elimination of human and animal rabies.
“I interacted with the children and their teachers, discussing adoption programs and providing education through presentations. We also discussed the lives of street dogs. I listened to their questions and was happy to see such enthusiasm for animals among children between 6-12 years old. The Q&A sessions were very interesting and thought-provoking.”
The online One Care facilitation course will be open again soon to WSAVA members who are interested in becoming a One Care facilitator and who are willing to run projects supported by One Care.
To find out how to get involved with One Care or how your association could benefit, please contact WSAVA CEO Arpita Bhose
We are very grateful to Purina for its generous sponsorship of One Care.