FIGHT­ING RA­BIES

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“Aspins” (asong Pi­noy) con­tinue to grow in num­ber, in part due to ir­re­spon­si­ble pet own­er­ship. Un­vac­ci­nated and un­spayed pets con­trib­ute to the spread of ra­bies among com­mu­nity an­i­mals.

The Philip­pines is among the top 10 coun­tries with the high­est in­ci­dence of ra­bies in the world, ac­cord­ing to a re­port by the Philip­pine Coun­cil for Health Re­search and Devel­op­ment. Pet­den­tity’s data­base helps dif­fer­ent or­ga­ni­za­tions mon­i­tor and record the vac­ci­na­tion sta­tus of mi­crochipped an­i­mals. The in­for­ma­tion is then passed on to the Philip­pine An­i­mal Health In­for­ma­tion Sys­tem.

Mi­crochip­ping has started in Que­zon City and is cur­rently un­der­way in Cebu, Muntinlupa, and La­guna.

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