The government of Bali’s capital city of Denpasar is targeting to vaccinate 55,000 dogs during 2014.
The head of Animal Health for Denpasar, Dr. Luh Sri Urpini, told Metrobali.com on Saturday, May 24, 2014, “To this point, two districts – West and East Denpasar, have almost completed vaccinations.”
The vaccination program runs from April 15 through June 2014.
“In 2013 we have vaccinated 53,000 dogs in Denpasar,” said Dr. Urpini.
Those performing the vaccinations are veterinarians assigned to the Denpasar government and a number of newly graduated doctors.
Health workers report that local communities and dog owners are responding positively to the vaccination program.
Health officials are also noting a dramatic decrease in the number of feral dogs living in each Banjar. In times past, the number of such “wild” dogs averaged around 50 animals in each Banjar, a number that now averages closer to 20 dogs.
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