No new rabies cases detected in W.Cape

The Western Cape’s Agricultural Department confirmed that no further cases of rabies have been detected in the province.

This comes after two dogs tested positive for the disease in Khayelitsha last week.

MEC Ivan Meyer said that persons and animals in contact with the original two cases have been traced and have been vaccinated as well as gotten medical treatment. Meyer says that over 900 dogs and ten cats have been vaccinated thus far

‘’Veterinary Services officials and animal welfare organisations have been going door to door throughout last week to vaccinate all dogs and cats within a 1km radius of the confirmed cases. So far, we have vaccinated over 900 dogs and ten cats,’’ said Meyer.

Pet owners who were not home at the time of the official visit and who still need their pets to be vaccinated should call the office of the State Veterinarian on (021)808 5253 or visit the nearest animal welfare clinic to arrange vaccination.

Animal Health Technician, Rudolf Nieuwehuis, preparing administers rabies vaccination

Done By: Mitchum George