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BCC, partners hold free mass animal vaccination against rabies

Jan 28, 2021, 2:56 PM | Article By: Isatou Ceesay Bah

Banjul City Council (BCC) in collaboration with The Gambia Horse and Donkey Trust E, The Animal Advocates and a renowned veterinarian, Dr. Daffeh on Wednesday organised a two-day free mass stray animal vaccination against rabies in the city of Banjul.

The two-day exercise, which targeted stray cats and dogs, is designed to prevent transmission of rabies, which is another major health concerns and high among stray animals.

BCC public relations officer, Modou Lamin Bah explained the rationale behind the move, saying the council and partners decided to come with this idea to help the habitants of Banjul in vaccinating their stray dogs and cats so as to minimise the risks associated with rabies.

“We have seen a rise in stray dogs and cats in the streets of Banjul. We want to ensure that stray cats and dogs we have in our homes are safe and clean,” he added.