World Rabies Day 2020 & Mission Rabies – Your Donations Help. Your Donations Matter.

Today is World Rabies Day.   With a mortality rate of 99.9%, rabies is the deadliest disease in the world.  Human cases of rabies are rare in the U.S., but in underdeveloped parts of the world (Asia and Africa in particular), rabies kills approximately 60,000 people annually, the majority being children under the age of 15.  Most cases result from…

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CFA MEOWY HOUR on ZOOM - Wednesday Happy Hour with Cats 6:00pm

The Cat Fanciers’ Association Presents “MEOWY HOUR” (Wednesdays at 6pm EST) – Join me! I’m on the July 29th Show

JOIN CFA EVERY WEDNESDAY ONLINE FOR MEOWY HOUR AT 6PM EDT/3PM PDT JULY 29, 2020Dr. Arnold Plotnick Shares His Tales About Cats Around the World 𝐓𝐎 𝐉𝐎𝐈𝐍 𝐓𝐇𝐄 𝐅𝐔𝐍, 𝐂𝐋𝐈𝐂𝐊:https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82809871152Or, watch live here on Facebook. <- This is also where all the shows are saved, so you can watch the recorded show any time. 𝐅𝐞𝐚𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐠Arden Moore, Casey the Pet Safety…

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Mission Rabies Ghana – Chapter 15: My final post from Ghana

Mission Rabies Ghana, February 2020; what an adventure!! Let’s wrap this puppy up with a blog post. The tentative schedule this morning was: breakfast at 8:00, departure from Lake Bosomtwe at 9:00.  I packed my suitcase last night except for the few things I would need in the morning, so I was pretty ready to go.  I set the alarm…

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Mission Rabies Ghana – Chapter 14: Mission Accomplished!

There was a feeling of excitement in the air this morning as we all convened for breakfast.  Today is the day we wrap up our project.  At breakfast, we were assigned our given areas that we were going to cover, and we were also given an important statistic, namely, how many dogs we needed to vaccinate in our area in…

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Mission Rabies Vaccinated Puppy Dog

Mission Rabies Ghana – Chapter 12: Piase and Surroundings

Today was a nice, mellow day.  We were assigned a village called Piase.  Last year, the static clinic that they set up in this area was very busy.  Sure enough, our morning was busy as well, but again, in a very feast-or-famine manner.  We’d sit for 20 minutes with absolutely nothing to do, and then three people would appear, one…

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Mission Rabies Ghana – Chapter 11: Getting in the Groove

Tuesday has always been the most nondescript day of the week, and this applies to Ghana as well, apparently, because today really bordered on being “routine”. I guess I’ve really grown accustomed to things here, because objectively it was amazing as usual.  I had an egg sandwich for breakfast, and then went to base camp as usual to load up…

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Mission Rabies Ghana – Chapter 10: The Second Week Begins

Alas, the lovely weekend has ended, and it’s back to work again.  We had breakfast, and then drove to our base camp as usual to restock our bags with supplies.  I started the day with my second post-exposure rabies vaccine, due to that dog bite I received last Thursday.  Ironically, the dog bite I received saved me a little money…

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Mission Rabies Ghana – Chapter 8: Halfway Through the Adventure

Today marked the end of the first week.  I woke up this morning with my bite wound looking great.  There was no oozing overnight, no swelling, no pain, nothing.  I shaved and showered, and put on a band-aid, and that was that.  Tomorrow I don’t think I’ll even need a bandage on it.   This morning at our base, we stocked…

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Mission Rabies Ghana – Chapter 6: Visit to Adagya, and Fishing on the Lake

Today we went out to a very remote area today, a village called Adagya, and set up a static point clinic at another community maternity center.  Our team was me and Adusei, Charlotte, and a new Community Health Officer (CHO) named Naomi. And our driver, Moses, of course. We all met up at the base, loaded our bags, and headed…

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