The Pasig local government started its spay/neuter project last Thursday to lessen the number of dogs and cats in the city.
Spaying is a procedure wherein a female animal's reproductive organ is removed while neutering involves the removal of the balls of male dogs and cats.
A controlled animal population will lessen the number of bite incidents in the city. This, in turn, will lessen if not completely eradicate, cases of rabies infection.
The Pasig LGU has been vaccinating dogs and cats against rabies for the safety of both animals and humans. To the LGU, the spay/neuter project is aimed at ensuring less and less animals will be born who can be carriers of rabies.
To animal welfare advocates however, spaying and neutering will lessen the number of dogs and cats who will later be abandoned, abused and neglected. Based on several studies, only 10 per cent of pups and kittens end up in good, loving homes. A lot of dogs and cats end up as strays, while a number of owned pets are neglected due to financial difficulties and the owner’s ignorance on the proper care of dogs and cats.
Save ALL Inc.-Save Animals of Love and Light, a SEC-registered animal welfare group, salutes the Pasig LGU and the city veterinary office for its spay/neuter project to help control animal population. This is a continuing project, according to Mayor Vico Sotto.
Mayor Sotto posted in his facebook page:
“#atm Spay and neuter
Kasama po ito sa efforts natin para maging mas ligtas ang ating mga lansangan.
Ngayong 2021 sunod sunod na po ang mga proyekto ng City Vet.”
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