For Pet’s Sake

Animal Scene - - CONTENTS - Text by RA­MON FRAN­CISCO

As the rains come, barangay or com­mu­nity lead­ers should be re­spon­si­ble enough to round up stray dogs, cats, and other an­i­mals en­dan­ger­ing kids, el­ders, mo­torists, and pedes­tri­ans.

More so, they are re­spon­si­ble for the clean­li­ness of their sur­round­ings. Clean­li­ness is a must for pet re­spon­si­bil­ity. This in­cludes the anti-ra­bies shots pro­vided pets by com­mu­nity health cen­ters, hos­pi­tals, and an­i­mal wel­fare groups.

Su­per­vi­sion by may­ors and non-gov­ern­ment groups is deemed nec­es­sary so that pets are pro­tected from rains, floods, and other signs of dan­ger.

May­ors and “ka­gawads” (barangay watch-per­sons) can im­pose or tighten their watch to in­clude pets in­side the houses of their own­ers—min­i­mize dog barks, cats run­ning around in cir­cles.

The cur­few on youths must em­brace pets that should have proper care, nu­tri­tion, and guid­ance.

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