ON ITS second day, Friday, January 21, 2022, "Oplan Alis Rabis" touched base in Santa Maria with a total of 1,195 pets vaccinated, which is a 102 percent accomplishment.

Total clients served are 773, said Dr. Mario Arriola, city veterinarian, on Friday, January 21.

Arriola said that of the total pets vaccinated, 895 were dogs and 300 were cats. Target pets for vaccination in Santa Maria were 1,170.

Organized by the Office of the City Veterinarian (OCVet) in collaboration with the village councils, "Oplan Alis Rabis" is a yearly event that aims to prevent and control the spread of rabies in Zamboanga City.

The Santa Maria vaccination was held in eight venues and was a coordinated effort with the village council and Barangay Information Officer Network (Bion).

Arriola said the Oplan Alis Rabis kicked off Thursday, January 20, in eight venues in San Roque village, vaccinating a total of 1,226 cats and dogs and serving 973 clients.

Of the total pets vaccinated, 934 were dogs and 292 cats, according to Arriola. (SunStar Zamboanga)