BAYAWAN CITY, March 17 (PIA) – In support of Rabies Awareness Month celebration this March with the theme, “Rabies Iwasan, Alaga’y Pabakunahan,” the Bayawan City Veterinary Office held a free clinic and dog walk.
According to Honey Lyn Tonogbanua of the City Veterinarian Office (CVO), the activities aim to promote rabies control and encourage pet owners to have vaccinations.
These also raise awareness about rabies mitigation and responsible pet ownership.
Tonogbanua added that there are also Rabies Symposiums and information and education campaign on rabies for the 28 barangays in the city.
CVO records show that Bayawan City has a total of 6,900 dog population and so far there are no positive cases of rabies.
CVO registered a total of 70 dogs that participated in the walk and 48 in clinic consultations.
Dogs should be vaccinated to ensure safety among humans and pet owners are advised to secure or leash tie their dogs
Bayawanon dog enthusiasts participated in the activity and also free clinic which include castration, spay-ligation, consultation, vitamin supplementation, deworming, and anti-rabies vaccination. (jct/PIA7-Negros Oriental with reports from Dezairie Oriendo & Cindy Mae Botones, NORSU)