Art Inspiration Musings New York City Photography My Favorite Photographs of the Month – April 2020 May 1, 2020 Arnold Plotnick Mission Rabies Vaccinated Puppy Dog Tags: Art, Inspiration, Musings, New York, Photography
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?
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.
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.
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.