Australian-based international animal charity Vets Beyond Borders is embracing this year's World Rabies Day theme by bringing this deadly dog-mediated disease to the attention of the Australian public with a media campaign in the month of September.

Australia is rabies free but many thousands of people are killed in other parts of the world every year. These deaths are preventable by vaccination. 

Vets Beyond Borders is highlighting the importance of education and awareness to prevent rabies.