|The Rabies Challenge Fund
A Note from Ginny Rodgers: If you are not yet aware of the well-documented and often severe adverse reactions to vaccinations sustained by our companion animals, and especially from the rabies vaccination, you will want to know that all indications to date are such that the rabies vaccine is NOT necessary every one to three years. Additionally, in fact, and contrary to what you have been led to believe, your pets are receiving more harm than good under the current conventional vaccination protocols. The purpose of this vital Rabies Challenge Study is to prove the actual duration of immunity conferred by the rabies shot. I am only one among many, many other pet owners and health care providers around the world who have seen the detrimental and devastating effects of vaccinations. I plan on doing all that I can to support this important study on behalf of beloved furrykids everywhere.
Click here http://www.rabieschallengefund.org/ to find out how you can help. If you have already contributed, please continue to help by spreading the word, freely forwarding this page to your friends and colleagues. There are several other categories of useful and important information also provided on the Vital Links page.
Ginny Rodgers, N.A.P.
The Rabies Challenge: from W. Jean Dodds, DVM
The Rabies Challenge Fund Charitable Trust will determine the duration of immunity conveyed by rabies vaccine. The goal is to extend the required interval for rabies boosters to 5 and then to 7 years.
This project depends primarily upon grassroots gifts for funding the costs of conducting the requisite vaccine trials. Our contributions to date have come mostly from kennel clubs and private individuals. The Challenge fund is a federally registered 501(c)(3) charitable organization [Fed. EIN # 84-6390682]. Our costs to begin the first year of the study are $177,000; to date we have raised $56,600. This vaccine trial cannot begin without funding for the first year.The Rabies Challenge Fund needs to raise a total of $1.5 million to complete the 5 and 7 year challenge studies, the adjuvant study, and to establish the vaccine adverse reaction reporting system. With your help this can be accomplished.
This vaccine research project to address the duration of immunity actually conveyed by rabies vaccine will be performed by Dr. Ronald Schultz, Chairman of Pathobiology at the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine.The second phase of the project will finance a study of the adjuvants used in veterinary vaccines, and establish a federal adverse reaction reporting system for rabies and other vaccines.
The University of Wisconsin will donate all of the necessary overhead costs for these studies which normally amount to 48% of the direct research costs. Furthermore, Dr. Schultz, the Principal Investigator, has volunteered his time in conducting the research. My staff at Hemopet are donating their efforts as well. The only monies used from the pre-grant funds were IRS fees associated with applying for non-profit status. All other monies donated to The Rabies Challenge Fund Charitable Trust will go directly to funding these studies.
The Rabies Challenge Fund needs to raise a total of $1.5 million to complete the 5 and 7 year challenge studies, the adjuvant study, and to establish the vaccine adverse reaction reporting system. With your help this can be accomplished.
Jean Dodds, DVM