NEW YEAR, STRONGER TIES BETWEEN MAN AND PETS

Animal Scene - - EVENTS -

Text by RA­MON FRAN­CISCO

Start­ing this New Year right for pet lovers is a word of cau­tion. Be­ware of ra­bies and pet-snatch­ers. Vil­lage and sub­di­vi­sion res­i­dents in and around Metro Manila should be fully aware of the dreaded dis­ease that loose cats and dogs usu­ally carry.

A bite from them will mean see­ing a doc­tor for a se­ries of an­tirabies shots.

Not to be out­done, pet snatch­ers prey on pets as a source of ex­otic food: the meat of cats and dogs, es­pe­cially in North­ern Lu­zon.

Re­cently, a check­point team of po­lice­men and an­i­mal lovers seized hundreds of ki­los of dog and cat meat for the spicy meals of some ex­otic food afi­ciona­dos, es­pe­cially for ap­pe­tiz­ers.

An­i­mal wel­fare groups are on the alert for these cat and dog meat lovers.

But pet lovers boost the An­i­mal Wel­fare law that goes af­ter cru­elty to pets.

Af­ter the sub­dued noise of fire­crack­ers last New Year’s Eve, pets leaves their noise shel­ter and play with their masters.

This is the bal­ance of life – a pic­ture of love and friendship between man and pets. The new 2018 means the start of new life and stronger loves of friendship.

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