• Deby Provost
    Posted May 8, 2020 5:25 am 0Likes

    Very cool photography! I admire what you do, thank you! I have been the poor neighborhood’s “vet” for the last 15 years. If they need shots or anything I can do, I will help. I always fill extra prescripts for meds, and if I can help an animal, I will. Do you know, how much trouble can I get into doing this? I’m not giving the meds/shots to people, I’m giving them to the animals. Maybe that’s okay?

    • Arnold Plotnick
      Posted May 10, 2020 1:57 pm 0Likes

      If you’re not presenting yourself as a veterinarian or taking money under the guise of being a veterinarian, I don’t think you’re doing anything wrong. If the shots and medicine that you’re helping administer were prescribed by another veterinarian, then there’s no problem.

  • Liz T
    Posted May 16, 2020 8:47 am 0Likes

    Stumbled upon your site via twitter and love the photos and your message. What do you think about putting the anti-rabies medicine into food for wildlife such as squirrels, racoons, deer etc? Wouldnt that be helpful? Just curious what your thoughts are in that subject since you are a vet and an animal expert! Thanks.

    • Arnold Plotnick
      Posted May 17, 2020 11:26 am 0Likes

      There are Oral Rabies Vaccine Programs (see here: https://epi.dph.ncdhhs.gov/cd/rabies/orv.html), but that’s generally for raccoons, in the wild, and the oral vaccine program creates a location barrier of prevention. For Mission Rabies to achieve the results needed (vaccinate and log 5000+ dogs in a region per Mission Rabies project), they need to send in teams of “vaccinaters” into the areas; people with hands administering the vaccines, and then people to mark that the animal has been vaccinated.

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