Partner spotlight: two days on the job with the Bali Animal Welfare Association

Thu, 09/12/2013
Our friend, the slow loris.

Janice Girardi of the IFAW- supported Bali Animal Welfare Association (BAWA) has shared the following stories of their daily activities. The stories of recently rescued animals Pura and Hugo highlight the role of education in creating positive and sustainable impacts on animal and human communities.
 

Romanian tragedy: culling street dogs isn’t the solution

Wed, 09/11/2013
Street dogs are a major problem in communities throughout the world.

Street dogs are a major problem in communities throughout the world.Last week, 4-year-old Ionuţ Anghel and his 6-year-old brother were attacked by dogs in a park in Bucharest. His brother escaped with wounds, but Ionuţ was killed, his body found some distance away.<

Slideshow: favorite images of Balinese World Rabies Day participants

Tue, 10/16/2012
Slideshow: favorite images of Balinese World Rabies Day participants

This year for World Rabies Day, the International Fund for Animal Welfare and Bali Animal Welfare Association (BAWA) were proud to partner in order to offer free rabies vaccinations for cats and dogs in conjunction with a free education session in Bali, Indonesia.

We were delighted by the attendance, particularly the number of children who stopped to hear our educational session.

As I mentioned in my last post, children represent up to 70% of rabies casualties.

狂犬病撲滅に向け地域社会と協力-9月28日は世界狂犬病デー

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Wed, 09/26/2012
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世界では毎年55,000人が狂犬病で亡くなっています。その被害者の半数以上が15歳未満です。アジアとアフリカで33億人を脅かすこの致死的な病気は、99パーセントがイヌからの感染により発症します。国際動物福祉基金(IFAW - www.ifaw.org)やその他数々の団体や個人がこの致死的、しかし予防可能な病気と闘い続けています。

狂犬病に侵されたコミュニティでは、どうにか病気の大発生を抑制しようとする中で、良い手段が見つからず、毒殺や撲殺によってイヌを大量に残虐に殺処分するという手段に出る場合が多々あります。

「非人道的なイヌの大量殺処分は狂犬病の蔓延を食い止められないだけでなく、このような恐ろしい殺処分が行われたコミュニティに心理的な深い傷跡を残します」とIFAWのコンパニオン・アニマル・プログラム部長、ケイト・アテマは言います。「イヌの殺処分は、問題の本質の解決に使われるべき貴重な資源を無駄遣いするものです。」

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米マサチューセッツ州ヤーマスポート
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Press Contact: 
ケイト・ナトラス・アテマ
アンドレアス・ディンケルマイヤー(IFAWドイツ)
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+1 508-744-2095
+49 40 866 50015
Contact mobile: 
+1 508-364-7848
+49 173 622 75 39

Working with communities to eradicate Rabies - September 28th is World Rabies Day

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Wed, 09/26/2012
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Working with communities to eradicate Rabies - September 28th is World Rabies Da
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Working with communities to eradicate Rabies - September 28th is World Rabies Da

Each year 55.000 people worldwide die because of rabies. More then half of the victims are less then 15 years old. This fatal disease threatens 3.3 billion people in Asia and Africa and in 99 per cent of cases it is contracted from dogs. The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW – www.ifaw.org) and many other organizations and individuals are battling against this fatal, but preventable, disease.

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Yarmouth Port, MA
Press Contact
Press Contact: 
Kate Nattrass Atema (IFAW NL)
Andreas Dinkelmeyer (IFAW DE)
Contact phone: 
+1 508-744-2095
+49 40 866 50015
Contact mobile: 
+1 508-364-7848
+49 173 622 75 39

In honor of World Rabies Day, we're throwing a few parties

Thu, 09/27/2012
In China, vaccinating dogs can save lives

In China, vaccinating dogs can save livesA few years ago, in the midst of a growing rabies epidemic in Bali, I received a phone call from our partner at the Bali Animal Welfare Association.

Our team was working in the tiny village of Kelusa, where a 9-year-old girl had been bitten by a suspect rabid dog, and the local clinic didn’t have the vaccines to save her life.

In Bali, an opportunity to set an animal welfare example for the whole world

Tue, 03/06/2012
Balinese kindergartners after an animal welfare education session. c. 2012 IFAW

On February 16th, The Jakarta Post published the article “Bali lowers rabies alert level: Good news or bad?”- reporting that following island-wide rabies vaccination efforts, the Bali health agency has lowered the rabies alert level on the island.  Janice Girardi, Founder and Director of the International Fund for Animal Welfare-supported Bali Animal Welfare Association (BAWA) reflects on this news with the important reminder that eradicating rabie

IFAW is an ally for dogs and cats in Bali

IFAW is proud to partner with the Bali Animal Welfare Association (BAWA) in an exciting new project that inspires communities to take responsibility for providing better care to dogs and cats.

By supporting communities to develop and implement plans tailored to each village and its animals, IFAW and BAWA are empowering them to improve the relationship between people and animals for decades to come.

The need is urgent.