‘Rabies Free India’began as a pilot in Kerala. ‘Rabies Free Kerala’ as the pilot was called, worked with state government and local bodies to address the explosive conflict between people and the street dogs. Apart from pushing for consistent ABC in all districts, it has been successful in securing the support of the Education, Health, Animal Husbandry departments, in reducing people’s fear of dogs.

As a result of this, RFK has :-

    1. Helped set up the country’s first counseling centers for dog bite victims.
    2. Began education of school children on dog bite prevention.
    3. Created local capacity in government hospitals and schools to make the above two sustainable and long-term practices.

Rabies Free Kerala is at different stages of lobbying the state government for the formation of ABC monitoring committee and addressing waste management, which is directly related to street dog population and aggression.

FIAPO’s partner in this project is People for Animals (PFA), Trivandrum.

#RabiesFreeKerala has secured the support of:

Minister for Local-Self Government Administration, Government of Kerala-Dr. K.T.Jaleel

Minister for Local Administration, Government of Kerala-Dr. K.T.Jaleel
Malyinkeezhu Panchayat for ABC-ARV drives
Neyyatinkara Panchayat for ABC-ARV drives
Kerala Government Veterinary Officers’ Association (KGVOA) for ABC-ARV
12 local orgaisations for public engagement on dog bite prevention across the state
Suchitwa Kerala Mission and Indian Veterinary Association (IVA)
Indian Veterinary Association (IVA) for school outreach

With overwhelming positive response from all over the state, the media has also supported us with positive coverage of the campaign.

While we are undertaking determined efforts across the state to vaccinate dogs with qualified personnel, FIAPO appeals to you to support the mammoth task of transforming the outlook of people towards street dogs.

If you're in Kerala, join us as an NGO, or an individual activist, or recommend someone you know to conduct weekly ARV and dog-bite prevention education drives.

For more info, write to us at mail@fiapo.org