Sept. 28 is world rabies day — who knew?

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rabies poster.jpgRabies isn’t really something we think about here in the U.S. — at least not when it comes to our pets, since rabies vaccination is so standard.

But according to the Alliance for Rabies Control, it’s still a major problem worldwide, killing more than 55,000 people a year, mostly in Asia and Africa.

So the organization is holding its second annual World Rabies Day on Sept. 28. Vaccinating animals against rabies in developing countries will not only prevent human suffering, it may well improve the treatment of animals — especially stray dogs — in those countries by raising awareness of their health needs and the relationship between animals’ well-being and humans’.

To learn more, visit the World Rabies Day Web site.

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