Thursday, September 24, 2015

 World Rabies day was started  in 2007 to bring awareness to the public about rabies around the world. Did you know that 60% of people who die from rabies are children under the age of 15. September 28th is the official World Rabies Day, where every year communities around the globe are trying to raise awareness and promote prevention especially to communities that are high risk.

Rabies is preventable! It is as simple as a vaccine! Canadian cases have been on the decline since the 80's due to control measures. The rabies virus us responsible for killing nearly 70,000 people worldwide! Once symptoms appear in a human, the disease is almost always fatal. Rabies is passed in saliva through a bite, scratch or contact with  mucous membranes or open wounds. Rabies is found in both domestic and wild animals. Those are some scary facts, but what makes it even more profound is that those are true facts.

In Todos Santos where our team travels to each each, it is known as a high risk area for Rabies. Due to the fact that Vets without Borders and the GAAP have had a presence in the area for the past several years, the locals have noticed a decline in roaming dogs (vaccine and pet population control hospital set up each year)

We have launched our newest campaign, "Buy a vaccine for a pet in Guatemala". For a donation of 5$ you can have a pet vaccinated in Guatemala. When our team is there in 2016 they will take a photo of the pet you paid to have vaccinated against Rabies and will email it back to you. What a wonderful gift! Come on in today, together we CAN END rabies!

We started it in 2007 to create a global opportunity for people to focus on rabies prevention. - See more at:
We started it in 2007 to create a global opportunity for people to focus on rabies prevention. - See more at:

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

The dog days of summer, almost over...

Well fall is near, summer was a busy season for us at the hospital, we welcome the fall colors. We have quite a few event that will be going on in the next few months at our hospital, please stay tuned to our newsletter and facebook page for the most up-to-date information. Speaking of information we are honored to have Dr. Elena Garde the co founder of  the GAAP (Global Alliance Animal and People) here to visit with us next week, where she will be giving an informative session all about the GAAP and what it does.
We also are hosting a Canvas and Cabernet night where you paint with an instructor on  a canvas while enjoying a beverage of your choice. (Yes that includes wine!). Spaces are limited so don't delay join today! (See our facebook event page for more info).

We are proud to announce we will be launching our new website shortly (stay tuned), and we will be launching our "Buy a vaccine" campaign, where for a minimal amount you can purchase a vaccine for a pet in Guatemala. We will email you a photo when our team goes to Guatemala of the pet and family you have helped.

That's all our secrets we can spill for now, but there is so much more to come! We are super excited, stay tuned!