ILOILO City Dog Pound and Animal Shelter at Calahunan Sanitary Landfill in Mandurriao district is now serving as home to 57 rescued dogs as of Monday, a week after the facility opened on June 14, 2022.

These include 42 adult dogs including 27 females and 15 males, and 15 puppies.

Mayor Jerry Treñas initiated the project to provide a secured place for stray dogs while these are being taken cared of and prepared for adoption by responsible pet owners.

The facility for city stray dogs ensures proper care of pets prior to adoption by interested individuals.

City Government established the cost-efficient building through the Technical Institute of Iloilo City (TIIC) Molo Campus staff and students. They constructed the cages, walls, and roofing, as well as beautification and landscaping works, as part of their on-the-job training.

With the initiative, abandoned dogs roaming around public places will be gathered and sheltered.

Office of the City Veterinarian constantly conducts castration or neutering of male pets and spaying of female pets to control their population or prevent overpopulation and anti-rabies vaccination. (PR)