PET PRO­TEC­TION FROM RAIN, FLOOD

Animal Scene - - ANIMALS ONLINE - Text by RA­MON FRANCISCO

As the short, hot sum­mer drifts away, July bring on the rains and floods.

This is a wake-up call for pet own­ers and lovers: the com­mu­nity must be alert for stray dogs and cats that are in­fected with ra­bies en­dan­ger­ing chil­dren who walk from school, play in the neigh­bor­hood, and even run er­rands to nearby stores.

Re­spon­si­bil­ity is of ut­most im­por­tance as ma­ture pet own­ers put their pets in­doors to avoid be­ing wet in the rain or flood.

Ev­ery barangay chair­man, re­elected or newly elected, must mon­i­tor peo­ple with pets, warn­ing them to put leashes on them and pro­tect them from rains or floods.

Vet­eri­nar­i­ans have stepped up the drive against ra­bies by of­fer­ing free anti-ra­bies shots. At the end of the day, pet own­ers should be re­spon­si­ble enough to keep them in­doors and give them shel­ter from the rainy days.

All these may be sim­ple, but it all starts from small things to make the com­mu­nity safe and bet­ter to love in.

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