Angeles City—The Angeles City Veterinary Office has neutered 396 animals from August 17 to October 19 this year.
The priority program of Mayor Carmelo “Pogi” Lazatin Jr. is putting a premium on lives not only of the city residents here but animals as well.
The mayor is also campaigning to achieve zero stray dogs and cats in the city’s major roads and streets by 2022.
“Binibigyang importansya natin ang kapakanan ng lahat, maging ang mga hayop na matatagpuan sa ating lungsod,” Lazatin said.
Following the mayor’s lead, Executive Assistant IV Reina Manuel and Chief Adviser and Tactician Director IC Calaguas, both animal lovers themselves, have been personally rescuing stray animals even before the start of the program.
The city government has also managed to find fur-homes for 78 rescued animals- 62 dogs and 16 cats.
Aside from the neutering and spaying services, and the anti-rabies vaccine given to animals, the city also offers free checkup for animals.
The City Veterinary Office has already conducted three animal surgeries involving necrosis and removal of tumors.
Manuel is also working closely with City Veterinarian Dr. Christian Arcilla for the launching of the city government’s neuter and spaying program targeting 1,000 animals.
“Priority natin yung mga kababayan nating Angelenos, lalo na yung mga may alagang aso at pusa na hindi kayang tustusan yung pagpapa-neuter or spay ng mga alaga nila,” Manuel said.
The campaign has been gaining positive feedbacks from animal lovers and fur-parents on social media.