An­ge­les City to hold adop­tion event for stray an­i­mals

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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).

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