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April 07, 2018

Commonwealth Points of Light winner Dr Abdul Gudush Jalloh, representing Sierra Leone.

Commonwealth Points of Light winner Dr Abdul Gudush Jalloh, representing Sierra Leone, is aVeterinary surgeon who founded the Sierra Leone Animal Welfare Society - SLAWS in 1988 to treat dogs with minor wounds, parasites and rabies.

February 05, 2018

“Rabies is a viral disease that is transmitted through the saliva or nervous system tissues of an infected mammal to another mammal. The rabies virus infects the central nervous system and causes severe brain disease and ultimately, death. Rabies is a zoonotic disease, which means that it can pass from other animals to humans. Rabies is the deadliest disease on earth with a 99.9% fatality rate.”

July 15, 2016

Veterinary Specialist of 30 years’ experience, Dr Gudus Jalloh has in an interview disclosed that the Sierra Leone Animal Protection and Welfare Legislation are presently under review.

June 28, 2016

"The war was the worst. Since we did not get resources from outside to help animals. And then ebola and rabies.We need a plan for how the dogs will decrease. "

April 20, 2015

“So people started to stigmatize their dog, abandon them, not looking after them, we had some communities where people were really being cruel to the animal, to the dogs,” 

April 20, 2015

"People are dying not only as result of Ebola but also from other treatable health problems due to lack of attention. People are afraid of reporting illness as so not to be identified as infected, as there are similar signs and symptoms to other diseases.” 

July 21, 2014

"During my work as a vet I've seen many stray dogs which are sick, full of mange, skin diseases, abused by children ... these animals have no future and were suffering." 

May 14, 2013

“I found a cardboard box and put him in that and took a taxi to the vet. He had mange, a limp, fleas, worms, diarrhoea, and for a while he was getting these weird bumps on his back. They were a kind of maggot growing inside him.”

February 08, 2010

"if you have a sick dog, cat, monkey, or goat, Dr Gudush is the only person in the West African country to whom you can really turn."

January 13, 2010

‘In Thailand,’ Dr Jalloh told me from the wheel of his Land Cruiser on the drive across town, ‘the authorities have a “keep your dog at home day”. Everybody has to bring their dogs inside. Afterwards they go through the streets and shoot any dog they see.’ 

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