Ministry urges owners to vaccinate pets

By on September 28, 2021 0


The KwaZulu-Natal Department of Agriculture and Rural Development will run free rabies vaccinations for dogs and cats throughout northern Durban starting Monday, October 4.

The department added that it is mandatory for all pets to be vaccinated against rabies, and failure to do so is illegal and poses a risk to public health.

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World Rabies Day will be celebrated every year on September 28 around the world to raise awareness about rabies prevention and highlight the progress that has been made in beating this horrific disease.

Nic Pender, a Durban North resident and pet owner, urged the public to get involved and use the free vaccinations.

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“Rabies is 100% preventable if you see a doctor immediately after being bitten, scratched or licked by an animal suspected of being infected with rabies.

“It’s a wonderful opportunity to use this platform for free. Vaccinating your pets against rabies protects your family and also protects other members of the public and their pets, ”he said.

Vaccination schedule
Monday October 4
Durban North – playlot next to the fire station (intersection of Umhlanga Rocks Drive and Kenneth Kaunda Road (Northway) from 9am to 10am.
Durban North – playlot (corner of St Andrews Drive and Graham Place) from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm.

Tuesday, October 5
 Glenhills – park (corner of Malacca Road and Rinaldo Road) from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.
 Glenashley – playlot on Adelaide Drive and Adelaide Place from 10:30 am to 11:30 am.
 Virginia – Danville Park (Danville Avenue) from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
 Rosehill / Briardene – Seaton Park (Lothian Road) from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
 Durban North – playlot (corner of St Kilda and High Ridge Road) from 10:30 am to 11:30 am
 Durban North – Japanese Gardens (Prospect Hall Road) from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Wednesday October 6
 Greenwood Park – playlot (Park Station Road in front of the Greenwood convenience store) from 9am to 10am.
 Greenwood Park – play park (corner of Havelock Road and Park Station Road) from 10:30 am to 11:30 am.
 Greenwood Park – Playground on Rosary Road from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
 Avoca – Sportsfield on Umhlangane Road from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.
 Avoca – Park on Avoca Road from 10:30 am to 11:30 am.
 Redhill – Firwood Road Pool / Library parking lot from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM.

Thursday October 7
 Mount Edgecombe – pool at Umsimbithi Place and Silveroak Avenue from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
 Somerset Park – letterbox groups (corner of Somerset Drive and Keynsham Drive) from 10:30 am to 11:30 am.
 Sunningdale – parks and mailboxes (corner of Village Way and Spurwing Drive) from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Friday October 8
 La Lucia – park behind La Lucia Library (Oakleigh Avenue) from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
uMhlanga – Durban View Park (corner of Marine Drive and Durban View Road) from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

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