MAMBAJAO, CAMIGUIN, March 19 (PIA) – A team of three veterinarians now started this month the massive spaying and neutering of pets voluntarily submitted by its owners for the procedure.
Spaying refers to the removal of reproductive organs of female dogs and cats, while neutering is the removal of the testicles in male dogs and cats.
The project is complementary to the regular massive vaccination program for pets in bid to maintain the island’s rabies free status, as well as, to control the population of these animals and avoid rabid bites occurrence.
The team will cover all barangays and coordinate the schedules with the respective municipal veterinary office.
It is a two-year project of the provincial government in partnership with the Humane Society International (HSI), who provided two veterinary doctors.
To date, dog/cat owners here are encouraged to pre-register first as this will serve as basis in scheduling the visits in the barangays.
Chief of the Provincial Veterinary Office, Dr. Louis S. Bollozos, meanwhile, assures pet owners that the procedure is safe, provided proper handling or after care procedures is also given to the animals. (JCV/PIA)