The Susy Utzinger Animal Welfare Foundation supports rabies vaccination in many countries
If the domestic animals dog and cat are vaccinated against rabies, humans are also protected: Many people also keep dogs in countries at risk of rabies. However, dogs are also the main transmitters of rabies to humans. If a person is bitten by an infected dog, expert medical care must be provided immediately. This is difficult in remote villages. In addition, most people in many countries cannot afford the cost of treatment. It is easier and cheaper to vaccinate dogs against rabies as a preventive measure.
The SUST has therefore been supporting rabies vaccinations for many years.