MAMBAJAO, CAMIGUIN, April 13 (PIA) — Interested pet owners in the island-province who missed to avail the spay/neuter activity last year can now avail of the free pet surgical service early next month.
The Philippine Veterinary Medical Association (PVMA) will do barangay visits to reach more pet owners in the island.
This will be their second visit and they target to serve some 200 felines and dogs.
The Provincial Veterinary Office (PVO) said PVMA will give priority to spaying activities or the removal of reproductive organs of female dogs and cats, as PVO can easily accommodate pet owners who need neutering services or the removal of the testicles in male dogs and cats.
Camiguin Provincial Veterinary Chief, Dr. Louis S. Bollozos, explained that surgeries are always performed while the animals are under anesthesia. He assures that the procedure is safe provided that proper after care is extended to pets that have undergone the procedure.
The activity aims to support the island’s bid of maintaining a rabies-fee status. This will also help control the population of such animals, thereby, reducing rabid bites.
Camiguin Governor Jurdin Jesus M. Romualdo released P150,000 supplemental budget, slated alone for the massive surgical operation for dogs and cats throughout the province.
The activity is open and voluntary. It caters to all owners who are willing to submit their pets.
Bollozos said that the prevailing rate now for such procedure in private clinics and hospitals range to about P 5,000. (PIA 10)