Important news for companion animal owners and lovers (see below and Denise Flaim's 9/19/05 story Challenging the Rabies Vaccine in Newsday http://www.newsday.com/mynews/ny-lsp...1274963.column
and Nancy Freedman Smith's Story in Maine Today, News, The Rabies Challenge Fund http://blogs.mainetoday.com/dogslife/002976.html
) -- permission is granted to post and cross-post this message. Please help to spread the word so we can get these studies underway as soon as possible.
Regards, Kris Christine
The Rabies Challenge Fund
World-renown vaccine research scientist and practicing veterinarian, Dr. W. Jean Dodds of California, and pet vaccine disclosure advocate, Kris L. Christine of Maine, have established The Rabies Challenge Fund to raise money to fund a 7 year rabies vaccine challenge study in the United States.
In addition to the challenge study, the fund will finance a study of the adjuvants used in veterinary rabies vaccines and establish a rabies vaccine adverse reaction reporting system.
Rabies vaccination is the one immunization required by law across the country for domestic dogs and cats. Researchers believe this vaccine causes the most and worst adverse reactions in animals. The Rabies Challenge Fund has been founded to improve the safety of rabies vaccines and to determine, by challenge, if they confer immunity for 5, 6, or 7 years.
The Rabies Challenge Fund’s first official sponsors are Deb Odom (Florida) and Dawn Turner (Arizona), who have committed to donating a portion of the proceeds from the sale of their pet vaccine informed consent posters and informational flyers.
Donations can be sent to THE RABIES CHALLENGE FUND, c/o Hemopet, 11330 Markon Drive, Garden Grove, CA 92841.
Rabies Challenge Fund poster designed by fund sponsor Deb Odom is accessible athttp://www.zbirdbrain.com/PetAdvocat...CisSupport.htm