Angeles City to hold adoption event for stray animals
ANGELES CITY – The local government here headed by Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan is set to hold a city-wide dog and cat adoption event on March 29 (Friday) from 9:00am to 12:00nn at the Animal Shelter and Dog Pound at the City Hall here.
The event marks the city’s celebration of the National Rabies Awareness Month themed, “Makiisa sa Barangayan Kontra Rabies, Maging Responsableng Pet Owner” which was launched last March 25.
City Veterinarian Dr. Mario Samson said that the program aims to promote animal welfare by providing new homes for abandoned animals. The rescued animals that are to be adopted are under the custody of the city government, and are being maintained and taken good care of in partnership with the International Wildlife Coalition (IWCT).
The adoption event also solidifies the commitment of the local government in upholding responsible pet ownership among Angeleños. Thus, no adoption fee will be charged from groups and individuals during the event.
Furthermore, the city government will also provide medical check-ups, free anti-rabies vaccines, and free dog and cat supplies and services at the venue.
“We have been keen in our vision of making Angeles City an animal-friendly and a rabies-free city. Our event will also provide an avenue for pet-lovers to gain insights and experiences from patrons and adoptive parents of stray animals as regard to the process of adoption and responsible pet ownership,” said Sam so n .
Meanwhile, Pamintuan urged Angeleño pet owners to avail the free anti-rabies program of the city lobbied by the CVO for free.
According to the data of CVO, the city government was able to immunize more than 23, 000 cats and dogs and they are targeting 25,000 this year. To date, the office has already covered seven barangays and will pursue the remaining barangays in the coming days until April of this year.
For his part, Pamintuan commended the hard work of the CVO for their commitment and dedication by conducting regular rabies vaccination activities covering the 33 barangays of the city.
In 2018, the City Government of Angeles was named as one of the best government units that excellently implemented the national anti-rabies program. The award was conferred by the National Rabies Prevention and Control Program (NRPCP) under the Department of Agriculture-Bureau of Animal (BAI).