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Makati dogs get free rabies shots

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The city government of Makati will provide free anti-rabies vaccination of pets in eight barangays from September 26 to 30 in celebration of World Rabies Day.

Mayor Abigail Binay encouraged the residents to have their pets registered and vaccinated.

“Makati has consistently campaigned for rabies prevention through vaccination. Responsible pet owners are encouraged to protect their families. By doing so, we can make Makati a safe and secure place for our children,” said Binay.

Makati Mayor Abigail Binay

City veterinarian Dr. Ma. Katherina Mangahas said the free anti-rabies vaccination will start on September 26 along Maya Street in Barangay Rizal. The others are scheduled as follows: September 27 in Cactus Open Court, Barangay Pembo; September 28 in Sto. Niño Area, Barangay Southside; and September 29 on Progreso Street, Barangay Guadalupe Viejo.

On September 30, the free anti-rabies vaccination will be held simultaneously from 9 am to 12 noon in Barangays La Paz (P. Rivera Street corner Mola Street), Tejeros (barangay hall), Singkamas (P. Rivera Street open court) and Kasilawan (Cagayan Street).

Mangahas said the eight barangays were selected on the insistent demand of residents.

About 1,367 dogs and cats were given free anti-rabies vaccination last year.

The city government earlier announced plans to have pet dogs micro-chipped upon registration with the city veterinary office. The device will track residents who allow their pets to roam the streets where they can bite people or scatter fecal matter, posing health risks to the public, she said.

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