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Over 1,900 Dogs Given Anti-Rabies Jab This Year – DVS

SIBU: A total of 1,944 dogs in the state have been vaccinated against rabies as of Feb 9, this year, according to Department of Veterinary Services (DVS) state director Dr Adrian Susin Ambud.

He said this brings the cumulative number of animals vaccinated from 2017 till Feb 9, 2019 to 111,140.

Yesterday, Dr Adrian reminded pet owners on the 10 points to prevent rabies, urging them to have their dogs vaccinated annually and not to adopt dogs from unknown sources.

WhatsApp rabies hotline � 016 205 1111 if your dogs show signs of rabies.

Do not move pets from infected zones without permit from the State Veterinary Authority. Do not dump unwanted pets � contact the nearest Veterinary Divisional Office or the local council to surrender your dogs.

Get your dogs licensed with the local council; neuter pets for population control; keep dogs within house compounds and securely leash dogs when out for walks.

He also stressed the importance of washing hands thoroughly with soap and water after handling animals, adding that if bitten, wash wound with soap and under running water for 15 minutes, then seek immediate medical attention at government hospitals.

Source: Sarawak Government

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