The Ondo State Government says it will mark this year’s World Rabies Day with free anti-rabies vaccination across the state.
The World Veterinary/Rabies Day is celebrated on September 28, annually.
Rabies is described as a deadly transmissible disease from animal to human with no treatment.
In a statement issued by the Head of Information Services in the Ministry of Agriculture, Mr Bolu Ajijo, says the ministry in conjunction with the state chapter of Nigerian Veterinary Medical Association , NVMA, will hold an Award Nite on Sept. 28, with a lecture titled “Vaccinate to Eliminate”.
It said “Ondo State government will be embarking on free anti-rabies vaccination campaign for dogs and cats in all the government’s veterinary clinics and hospitals across the state as from Sept. 30 to Oct. 4,’’.
The statement enjoined residents in the state to take advantage of the opportunity to take their pets to government veterinary clinics and hospitals nearest to them for vaccination against this incurable disease.