Due to the recent rise in rabies cases across Bali, we urge all adopters to be pre-vaccinated for rabies if the animal they have chosen is not yet vaccinated due to age or illness. The World Health Organization (WHO) standard for people is now two injections over a one-week period.
When animals are vaccinated against rabies, it is still possible that exposure may have occurred prior to vaccination. IF an animal is incubating rabies, they may develop symptoms at any time. There is no reliable way to test live animals for rabies.
For this reason, please be aware and vigilant about looking for possible signs of rabies in animals under your care.
Rabies is spread through animal bites or transfer of saliva from an infected animal to open wounds, into the eyes, nose or mouth.
Take care to avoid being bitten. Do not let animals lick you on the mouth, in the eyes, in the nose or allow saliva to come into contact with open wounds or broken skin.
The rabies virus does not always present the same symptoms in every animal. If you notice any behaviour out of the ordinary, including any of the following, contact us immediately.
● Vicious biting for no reason
● Difficulty swallowing
● Barking with a strange sound
● Drooping of the lower jaw
● Foaming at the mouth
● Seeking dark places
In the event that you are bitten, and your skin is broken, follow WHO protocols as follows:
● Wash the wound for 15 minutes with soap and running water and apply betadine/iodine
● Seek medical advice immediately
More detailed information about rabies here: FACT SHEET
Please note that although Mission Paws’ible is responsible for the medical care and vaccinations of the animals, we do not take responsibility for fosters/adopters’ own personal vaccinations, nor any potential post-exposure treatment.
By virtually signing below, you acknowledge that you have been informed of the risks and post-exposure protocol and that you agree to take full responsibility for your own vaccinations and any necessary treatment in the event of a bite.
Further information can be found here:
Frequently Asked Questions