The twenty-person team from IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare – www.ifaw.org
) hopes to vaccinate more than 2,000
at risk dogs along 30 miles of coast stretching south from the city of Galle,
which is one of the areas most devastated by the tragedy. More than 38,000
people are known to have died in Sri Lanka.
“It is crucial to vaccinate as many dogs as possible, because without this
program a major outbreak of rabies is a serious human health risk,” said