The eThekwini Municipality has partnered with the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Agriculture and Rural Development to embark on a massive rabies vaccination campaign.
The campaign starts on 5 April 2022, and ends on 11 April 2022.
It will target areas like Merebank, Austerville, Clairwood and the Bluff.
The vaccinations are free.
eThekwini municipality Spokesperson, Msawakhe Mayisela has called on the public to get their pets vaccinated.
“We will be embarking on an aggressive campaign together with the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development to vaccinate our pets. So we [are] appealing to you to bring your dogs and cats, so we nip rabies in the bud,” says Mayisela.
“They [animals with rabies] are very deadly. So we need to work together to ensure this disease doesn’t spread in the eThekwini area. So we appealing to everyone to partner with us. We must point out that this is free of charge,” adds Mayisela.
The video below is reporting on the impact of rabies in the Eastern Cape: