AROUND 10,000 pets in Cebu City received free anti-rabies vaccines from the Department of Veterinary Medicine and Fisheries (DVMF) in January and February 2023.
More pet owners availed themselves of the DVMF's services in February with 8,479 vaccination services compared to January with only 2,513 vaccines administered.
DVMF head Dr. Jessica Maribojoc told SunStar Cebu Monday, March 6, that the vaccination services are free but there are pet owners who availed themselves of the “perpetual registration” for their pets which is only worth P600.
The registration includes access to vaccines, vitamins, microchips, and other services provided by the DVMF.
The Cebu City Government is currently observing March as Rabies Awareness Month, wherein free anti-rabies vaccines are being rolled out in different barangays.
The DVMF is also providing free implanting of microchips for 100 dogs. The microchips can be used in tracking and identification of the pets. (IRT)