KANSAS RABIES LAW–Action Alert!!!
Friday evening (2/29), a Wichita reporter called and interviewed me for an hour about the canine rabies vaccine.Ã‚Â Apparently, there is an unorganized effort in Kansas to change the rabies immunization law for dogs from an annual to a triennial protocol.Ã‚Â A number of veterinarians are in favor of the change as are dog owners.Ã‚Â The obstacle appears to be Kay Johnson, Director of Environmental Services, which oversees Animal Services.
If you are a Kansas dog owner would like to see Kansas adopt the national standard of a triennial rabies vaccination protocol for dogs, now is the time to act.Ã‚Â You can contact Kay Johnson at KJohnson@wichita.gov PhoneÃ‚Â (316) 268-8351 Fax:Ã‚Â (316) 268-8356Ã‚Â Environmental Services1900 E. 9th St. N. Wichita, KS 67214. Kansas Legislators can be contacted by clicking on the link below or by copying and pasting the e-mails at the bottom of this post.
I am happy to share my rabies vaccine materials and will assist in this effort if it gets off the ground.
A quote from the Wichita Environmental Services website: “Rabies in dogs is rare. ….In 1992, the first dog in 22 years was diagnosed with rabies.”
Regards,Ã‚Â Kris L. Christine
The Rabies Challenge Fund
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