The Kwara State Government has described rabies disease in humans as deadly and highly fatal in nature, resulting from infected dogs and cats bites.
This was contained in a press statement issued by the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security on behalf of the Commissioner, Mrs. Oloruntoyosi Thomas.
The statement further urged the general public, especially dog breeders and owners, to ensure regular vaccination of their pets at least once a year in order to curtail incidents of the deadly disease.
According to the statement, all owners of dogs and cats that have not been vaccinated in the last one year, or already due for vaccination were advised to bring their pets for vaccination at the State Veterinary Clinic, Opposite Kwara-Agro Mall, Ilorin.
Advising pet owners to take advantage of the ongoing free vaccination exercise to vaccinate, the ministry explained that the exercise became imperative in view of the recent cases of dog bites in some communities in the state and its neighboring states.
Similarly, pet owners were therefore tasked to vaccinate their pets at the Veterinary Hospital in Adewole, behind Mandate Market, or the Ministry of Agriculture Headquarters, Department of Veterinary Services in Ilorin.