Kalinga aims to vaccinate 10,000 dogs-A A +A
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
TABUK CITY, Kalinga -- The province aims to vaccinate 10,000 pet dogs under its continuing massive canine vaccination towards becoming a rabies-free province.
Godofredo Laed from the Provincial Veterinary Officer reported over the weekend the project was launched in Tabuk City and other towns are expected to follow.
Laed said the Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI) in the Cordillera region is providing the canine anti-rabies vaccines.
The massive vaccination is brought down to the barangays to assure widest coverage for the activity, Laed added.
As support from local government units, volunteer dog vaccinators were trained and organized in Kalinga’s various barangays for the conduct of house-to-house vaccination.
He appealed to pet dog owners to cooperate by voluntarily bringing-in their pets for vaccination at designated vaccination centers
Every barangay is urged to prepare an inventory of pet dogs to prevent any miss in the vaccination drive, Laed said.
The drive against rabies in the province is coupled by intensified information and education campaign (IEC) through media and inter-personal approaches to reach the grassroots.
Laed said the activity showcased the province’s observance and support to this year’s World Rabies Day, celebrated last month, here. (Larry Lopez)
Published in the Sun.Star Baguio newspaper on October 16, 2013.