ANGELES CITY -- The city government here recently neutered and spayed 11 stray pets.
The animals were rescued from the vicinity of M. Nepomuceno Elementary School on September 26 in line with the trap-neuter-release (TNR) program of the city government.
Angeles City Mayor Carmelo “Pogi” Lazatin Jr., with his Chief Adviser IC Calaguas and Executive Assistant IV Reina Manuel donated ?15,000 each for the fabrication of 30 cages used for the said rescue operation.
Lazatin said the program is their assistance to public schools' administrations against the rapid population growth of stray animals living in the vicinity of schools.
The mayor said the project is aimed to ensure the safety of children once classes start.
“We understand the concerns of our schools in taking good care of stray pets practically living in the school,” Lazatin said.
Lazatin said that with the TNR program he launched in 2020, the city government has seen an effective way of helping animal birth control, specifically the “unwanted animal population.”
Lazatin said he will deploy the City Veterinary Office to the other public schools to continue the TNR program.