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TABUK CITY, Kalinga – The City Veterinary Office or CVO reports that around 11, 357 dogs and cats were already vaccinated in this city since the anti-rabies vaccination started in January of this year.
Assistant City Veterinarian Carmen Wanas, said the CVO is targeting to vaccinate at least 13, 847 from the 42 barangays with the aim to control and prevent the spread of rabies in the city.
Since January, the CVO recorded three cases of rabies in Animals from Casigayan, Bulanao Centro and Laya West preventing the city from achieving its goal to be rabies free.
The CVO she said has established databases for registered dogs for monitoring and is encouraging pet owners who has yet to register their dogs to visit their office and have their dogs or cats checked and vaccinated.
Vaccination of said animals she said is vital for the successful implementation of the anti-rabies control and prevention program.
Wanas the office is providing anti-rabies vaccination throughout the year to curb rabies cases in the city.
For this year, the city government she said allotted P350,000.00 budget for the purchase of anti-rabies vaccines as support to said animal health program.
The Department of Agriculture- CAR, she mentioned also gave 10,000 vaccines for the city this year.
Meanwhile, the anti-rabies vaccination of the CVO will continue on October 6 at Barangay Cabaritan, October 7 (Barangay Lanna), October 8 (Barangay Masablang), and October 9 (Barangay Gob-gob.
Apart from anti-rabies vaccination, the CVO also regularly implements deworming, castration, farm assistance, provision of livelihood assistance, and livelihood monitoring. The office is also responsible for operating and maintaining the slaughter house. By Darwin S. Serion