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Pet Health, Vaccinosis and
The Vaccine Challenge

"Researchers believe the rabies vaccine can cause adverse reactions in animals, and concur that it should not be given more often than is necessary to maintain immunity. Adverse reactions to rabies vaccination can include autoimmune diseases affecting the thyroid, joints, blood, eyes, skin, kidney, liver, bowel and central nervous system; anaphylactic shock; aggression; seizures; epilepsy; and fibrosarcomas at injection sites."

Read on to understand more about vaccinosis, veterinary protocols, and what you can do for your pet health.

We were given this important information about a vital project to save our pets - the Rabies Challenge - and the FurryKids Rabies Challenge Fund page by our friend, Ginny Rodgers of FurryKids.net, a valuable resource center for naturally healthy pets. Below is Ginny's newsletter and the Rabies Challenge description - reprinted with permission.

You should find interesting what Ginny told us about how Dr. Dodds literally saved her Akitas:

"Thanks so very much for helping to spread the word. My journey, like so many others', has been a long one which started about 17 years ago as my beloved Akitas became so very ill from all the poison cocktails, bad "food", heartworm meds, etc. In my quest to help them, I met Dr. Dodds, and it was she who literally saved their lives by diagnosing their condition (over the telephone no less!), and it was she who began my education and opened my eyes to the damaging effects of vaccines."

To hear Animal Talk Naturally's April 25th 2007 interview with Dr. W. Jean Dodds and Kris L. Christine, go to The Vaccine Challenge.

Please read below and join the cause. It's your pet's life and vitality that are at stake!

Rena

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Ginny wrote:

Hi Everyone,

Please read this important announcement about the Rabies Challenge - RabiesChallengeFund.org - from founder and co-trustee, Kris Christine and, as you may be so moved, make a tax-deductible contribution to this vital project. If you need convincing about the severe damage to the health of our animals caused by vaccinations, especially the heinous rabies jab along with its adjuvants, (or even if you don't need convincing), listen to the interview with Dr. Jean Dodds and Kris Christine by clicking on the link at the very end of this e-mail.

For those of you who may be unaware, the rabies vaccine (along with the cumulative effects of the other conventional veterinary protocols and toxic pet "food") has been implicated in such health conditions as: cancer, nerve damage, seizures, immune system destruction, gastrointestinal breakdown, hypothyroidism, chronic skin conditions, joint dis-ease, and kidney and liver failure, to name a few.

Consider this: when a vaccine is administered, the immune system is shut down for at least 10 to 45 days. Think of the ramifications to an 8-week old puppy or kitten whose immune system does not even mature until six months of age.

For those of you who do not know, Dr. Dodds has been in veterinary practice and research for 42 years, the last 30 of which have been devoted to collecting research data on the issue of vaccinosis and the development of animal health diagnostic protocols.

Dr. Dodds has also created Hemolife, a "Red Cross" blood bank for dogs used by veterinarians throughout the U.S. Dr. Dodds' website is Hemopet.org.

Note: Dr. Schultz and Dr. Dodds and her staff are donating their services and expertise to the Rabies Challenge. And though I do not know her personally, I'd venture a guess that Kris Christine is getting little or no compensation for her work in creating and managing the Rabies Challenge fund.

Dr. Dodds and Dr. Schultz have been cutting the pathway on behalf of our animals for a very long time, and they are now poised to gather and put forth the scientific data which will prove the rabies vaccine confers immunity far longer, and is thus unnecessary (some of us believe totally unnecessary!) every three years.

It is our turn to help another courageous individual, fund founder, Kris Christine, and get the Rabies Challenge underway this year.

Dr. Dodds and Kris will provide all the details via their interview with Animal Talk Naturally, the link for which is located at bottom of this e-mail.

Please forward this e-mail to all concerned.

Blessings . . .

Ginny Rodgers, N.A.P.
www.FurryKids.net
For Naturally Healthy Pets & People
800.595.4372 / 703.471.5588

RABIES CHALLENGE FUND
$20,000 MATCHING PLEDGE

Two anonymous donors have generously pledged to match all donations of $100 or more to The Rabies Challenge Fund up to $20,000 from May 1st through November 1st. The Fund is more than halfway towards reaching its immediate goal of $177,000 to cover the two concurrent challenge studies' first year expenses so the research can begin.

The donors state that, "We are unabashed dog lovers and will do anything in our power to promote their health, longevity and overall well-being. That is the reason we have established a $20,000 matching gift program for the Rabies Challenge Fund. If you believe, as we do and as W. Jean Dodds, DVM, has stated, that "Rabies is the vaccine most associated with adverse reactions because it's so potent", then please support this initiative, particularly now so that your $100.00 or more donation will be doubled."

The Rabies Challenge Fund Charitable Trust is a 501 (c) (3) tax-exemption organization founded by pet vaccine disclosure advocate Kris L. Christine of Maine in 2005 to finance 5 and 7 year long-term duration of immunity challenge studies on the canine rabies vaccine.

Two world-renowned giants of veterinary vaccine research -- Co-Trustee of The Rabies Challenge Fund , Dr. W. Jean Dodds of Hemopet, and Dr. Ronald Schultz of the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine -- have volunteered their time to ensure this important research is conducted in the United States. The vaccine studies will be performed by Dr. Schultz at the University of Wisconsin according to USDA vaccine licensing requirements.

"This matching pledge offers a marvelous opportunity to reach our goal soon and begin the study!" Dr. Dodds stated.

The concurrent vaccine studies will determine the duration of immunity conveyed by the canine rabies vaccine, with the goal of extending the state-mandated interval for boosters to 5, and then to 7 years. Scientific data suggest that vaccinating dogs against rabies every three years, as most states require, is unnecessary. Studies have shown the duration of protective immunity as measured by serum antibody titers against rabies virus to persist up to seven years post-vaccination, and results of a 1992 French challenge study led by Michel Aubert demonstrated dogs were immune to rabies five years after vaccination.

Researchers believe the rabies vaccine can cause adverse reactions in animals, and concur that it should not be given more often than is necessary to maintain immunity. Adverse reactions to rabies vaccination can include autoimmune diseases affecting the thyroid, joints, blood, eyes, skin, kidney, liver, bowel and central nervous system; anaphylactic shock; aggression; seizures; epilepsy; and fibrosarcomas at injection sites.

Fund founder and Co-Trustee, Kris Christine, noted that:

"This generous $20,000 matching pledge presents pet owners with a wonderful opportunity to double their contributions of $100 or more to help get the studies underway as soon as possible. The USDA does not require manufacturers to conduct long-term duration of immunity studies on canine vaccines, so rabies immunization laws reflect the minimum, not the maximum time for which vaccination confers immunity. Vaccine manufacturers lack the financial incentives to conduct this research, thus it is up to concerned pet owners to fund these studies to determine whether state laws require their dogs to be over-vaccinated against rabies as current scientific data indicates."

More information on The Rabies Challenge Fund and the concurrent 5 and 7 year challenge studies it will finance can be found at the fund's website designed by volunteer Andrea Brin at: www.RabiesChallengeFund.org

To hear Animal Talk Naturally's April 25th 2007 interview with Dr. W. Jean Dodds and Kris L. Christine, The Vaccine Challenge, CLICK HERE .

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