TABUK CITY, Kalinga – The city government through the City Veterinary Services Office (CVSO) culminated the celebration of World Rabies Day on October 7, 2022.
City veterinarian Dr. Carmen Wanas said part of the event, which was held at the Holy Trinity Cathedral compound, include anti-rabies vaccination for cats and dogs, provision of vitamins and deworming pills, medicines for anti-mange, information drive for rabies, consultation, and spay and neuter.
With the event’s theme being “One Health, Zero Deaths,” Wanas said the CVSO is grateful for the public’s unwavering support, especially from people who own dogs and cats as pets.
The goal of Animal Welfare Week and World Rabies Day in 2022 is to raise awareness of responsible pet ownership as the best line of defense against rabies and to assist the national government in its 2030 goal of a rabies-free Philippines.
One of the regular activities that the CVSO has started is the vaccination of dogs and cats, with veterinarians and other staff members of the office visiting houses in all barangays to reach a larger target.
The activity was also supported by private veterinarian practitioners and veterinarians from the provincial government who shared their expertise in doing spay and neuter.
Henry Gupaal, speaking on behalf of Mayor Darwin Estrañero, said that the event is a reminder to everyone to treat animals with respect and ensure they have access to adequate shelter, food, and care.