The decline in canine rabies seen in the US has had a profound public health impact, resulting in a huge decrease in human rabies infections. There are still parts of the world, however, in underdeveloped nations where people still die from rabies.
Brook Farm was proud to support "Shots For Good" with Boehringer-Ingelheim. For every rabies vaccine purchased, a rabies vaccine was donated to the Global Alliance for Rabies Control (GARC). The GARC delivers much-needed canine rabies vaccines to Madagascar, where an estimated 200 people die each year from the disease.
The Global Alliance for Rabies Control is a non-profit organization that aims to eliminate deaths from canine rabies by 2030. Rabies is a neglected disease of poverty, which is almost 100% fatal, but can also be prevented with available vaccines.
Brook Farm wants to help make the change and see more dogs vaccinated for rabies in order to save human and animal lives.