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Taking a Bite Out of Rabies: Merial Provides Rabies Awareness and Prevention Training to Noah's Wish Pet Disaster Relief Organization
Date:5/19/2009

1,000 Volunteers Trained Across the US and Canada

DULUTH, Ga., May 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Continuing its commitment to the welfare of animals and raising public awareness about rabies, Merial Pet Vaccines has partnered with Noah's Wish, an international, nonprofit pet disaster relief organization, to provide rabies awareness and prevention training to its volunteers. As part of this effort, Merial technical service veterinarians are traveling to nine training sessions in the US and Canada to educate approximately 1,000 volunteers.

"Thanks to Merial's support, we are able to educate our volunteers about the signs and symptoms of rabies and the importance of rabies prevention when caring for animals affected by natural disasters," said JoEllen Cimmino, director of Animal Health Services and Education, Noah's Wish. "Our volunteers need to know this information, not only for the animals' sake, but also for their own health and safety. We're glad that Merial has joined our efforts in this program."

Noah's Wish volunteers are trained in an outdoor environment, set up to mimic the conditions they would experience during a natural disaster. Volunteers go through an intense, multiple in-field training program to prepare them for the physical and emotional challenges of doing disaster relief work.

"Merial is the leader in rabies prevention, providing injectable and oral vaccines for domestic animals and wildlife," said Vincent Krogmann, US marketing director, Pet Vaccines. "Sponsorship of Noah's Wish further strengthens our ongoing efforts in helping pets affected by natural disasters as it dovetails with our Paws to Save Pets(SM) program, which helps fund emergency relief for pet victims of disasters."

The mission of Noah's Wish is to save animals during disasters with its rescue and recovery services and to mitigate the impact of disasters on animals through its educational outreach programs. Noah's Wish was created in 2002 to expand upon the often fragmented efforts to help animals during disasters such as earthquakes, floods, hurricanes and tornadoes. The training runs through June.

About Noah's Wish

Noah's Wish, headquartered in El Dorado Hills, Calif., is a nonprofit animal welfare organization with a straightforward, singular focus: to save the lives of animals affected by disasters. Services include an inventory of equipment and supplies needed for the first 72-hours of mobilization; rapid disaster response team mobilization of volunteers to disaster sites; functional operation of temporary animal shelters; and veterinary care for animals who become sick or injured as a result of a disaster. For more information, please call 916-939-9474, or visit www.noahswish.info.

About Paws to Save Pets

Paws to Save Pets, through its partner agencies, Petfinder.com Foundation and the American Veterinary Medical Foundation, provides emergency relief to pet victims of disasters. Since its inception in 2005, the Paws to Save Pets program has raised over $3 million in cash and products for emergency medications, disaster preparedness, treatments and shelter for pets injured or displaced during times of crisis. The program also helps reunite pets with their families.

About Merial

Merial is a world-leading, innovation-driven animal health company, providing a comprehensive range of products to enhance the health, well-being and performance of a wide range of animals. Merial employs approximately 5,400 people and operates in more than 150 countries worldwide. Its 2008 sales were over $2.6 billion. Merial Limited is a joint venture between Merck & Co., Inc. and sanofi-aventis. For more information, please visit www.merial.com.

(R)MERIAL is a registered trademark and (SM)Paws to Save Pets is a service mark of Merial.

(C)2009 Merial Limited, Duluth, GA. All rights reserved.


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