actions to combat rabies in San Fernando.
“The challenge is in the youth, especially the SK officials. They have the authority to empower other youthto help in their respective barangays,” said Santiago.
He added that if the youth will be involved in this drive, the city will be able to achieve its goal of being a “liveable city” safe from rabies.
City Veterinarian Dr. Ryan Paul Manlapaz, during the forum, shared to the participants the different rabies prevention avenues that the youth can participate in.
CAVO’s programs and projects include free vaccinations and spraying and neutering to animals in all barangays; city-wide dog impounding; distribution of information, education, and communication (IEC) campaign in schools and malls; and utilization of media channels such as television, radio, print, and social media for information dissemination.
City Agriculturist Cristina Sangumay, on the other note, hoped for the participants to really adhere to the city’s call on rabies prevention since they get along with the animals most of the time.
Meanwhile, Manlapaz encouraged Fernandinos to visit CAVO, located at Heroes Hall, for animal consultation services.---CSF-CIO