THE Angeles City Government, through the City Veterinary Office, has successfully neutered 396 animals from August 17, 2020 to October 19, 2020.
This is part of Mayor Carmelo Lazatin Jr.'s priority program to put premium on the lives not only of the city's residents, but also for the animals in the city.
He is also campaigning to achieve zero stray dogs and cats in the city's major roads and streets by 2022.
"Binibigyang importansya natin ang kapakanan ng lahat, maging ang mga hayop na matatagpuan sa ating siyudad," Lazatin said.
Following the leadership of Lazatin, Executive Assistant IV Reina Manuel, and Chief Adviser and Tactician Director IC Calaguas, animal lovers themselves, have been personally rescuing stray animals even before the start of the program.
To date, the City Government has also managed to find fur-homes for 78 rescued animals, where 62 are dogs, and 16 are cats.
Aside from the neutering and spaying services, and the anti-rabies vaccine given to animals, Angeleno residents may also have their pets checked-up for free.
The City Veterinary Office has also conducted three successful animal surgeries during this time -- involving necrosis and the removal of tumors.
Upon the instructions of Lazatin, Manuel worked closely with City Veterinary Dr. Christian Arcilla to launch the City Government's Neuter and Spaying program, which aims to neuter 1,000 animals.
"Priority natin yung mga kababayan nating Angelennos, lalo na yung mga may alagang aso at pusa na hindi kayang tustusan yung pagpapa-neuter or spay ng mga alaga nila," Manuel said.
Since the start of its program, the said campaign has been gaining positive feedback on social media, from animal lovers and fur-parents. (PR)