Taguig advocates rabies-free community; provides free neutering and spaying for pets of residents


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Taguig advocates rabies-free community; provides free neutering and spaying for pets of residents

Need to have your pet spayed and neutered?

No worries, the Taguig City government has got you covered!

Taguig pet owners like you can avail of the City Veterinary Office’s free services that are aimed at fighting rabies and ensuring a safe neighborhood.

“We included spaying and neutering in our program against rabies because one of the ways in eliminating rabies in our city is to control the population of our pets,” City Veterinary Office (CVO) officer-in-charge Dr. Alexis Siblag said.

According to Dr. Siblag, neutering takes only three to eight minutes, and spaying only between 15-25 minutes.

Residents who avail of the program are also given antibiotics and pain relievers for their pets.

Interested Taguigeños are welcome to visit the CVO at the city’s Model House on Cayetano Boulevard in Barangay Ususan.

They will be asked to register and submit requirements that include a barangay residency or Voter’s ID that will prove that they are bona fide residents of Taguig City.

If all the documents submitted are proven accurate and complete, personnel from the CVO will contact them for the schedule of the operation.

They will also be asked to sign a waiver prior to the operation.

“Instead of going to a private clinic and paying P3,000 for your pets’ operation, let’s take advantage of this free service,” Siblag said.

And many Taguigeño pet owners have.

In 2017, the CVO spayed and neutered 207 cats and 73 dogs, or a total of 280 animals in all of the city’s 28 barangays.

As of May 2018, a total of 81 cats and dogs have already been spayed and neutered.

But the program is only one of many the City is implementing for the benefit of Taguig pet lovers.

There’s the adopt-a-dog program for residents who wish to adopt and provide a home for rescued dogs currently housed at the Taguig City pound; and the yearly TCARD program, which involves house-to-house visits of veterinarians all throughout the city with the aim of vaccinating pets.

Those who are bitten by rabies-exposed animals can also avail of free treatment and vaccination in the city’s five Animal Bite Treatment Centers (ABTC) in Brgy. Ibayo-Tipas, Brgy. Old Lower Bicutan, Brgy. Pinagsama, Brgy. Upper Bicutan, and Brgy. North Signal.

What more can you ask for! ###

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Kapaligirang rabies-free isinusulong ng Taguig; libreng pagkakapon at pagtatali sa mga alagang hayop sinimulan na

Patuloy ang lokal na pamahalaan ng Taguig City sa pagbibigay ng libreng pagkapon sa mga alagang hayop sa mga residente ng lungsod.

Ayon sa Taguig City Veterinary Office, ang libreng serbisyong ito ay ipinagkakaloob sa mga alagang hayop ng mga residente upang maiwasan ang paglaganap ng kaso ng rabies sa komunidad.

“We included spaying and neutering in our program against rabies because one of the ways in eliminating rabies in our city is to control the population of our pets,” ayon pa kay City Veterinary Office (CVO) officer-in-charge Dr. Alexis Siblag.

Dagdag pa ni Dr. Siblag, ang proseso ng pagkapon ng hayop ay 3-8 minuto lamang samantalang ang pagtatali sa mga babaeng hayop naman ay 15-25 minuto.

Ang mga residente na tatanggap ng libreng serbisyo ay bibigyan ng libreng antibiotics at pain relievers para sa kanilang mga alaga.

Ang mga interesadong Taguigeño ay mangyari lamang na bumisita sa CVO na matatagpuan sa Model House, Cayetano Boulevard, Barangay Ususan.

Kailangan lamang na sila ay magrehistro at magsumite ng mga kailangang papeles kagaya ng barangay residency o Voter’s ID na magpapatunay na sila ay residente ng Taguig City.

Kapag naisumite na ang mga beripikadong  papeles, tatawagan ng CVO ang residente para sa scheduling ng pagkapon sa kanilang alagang hayop.

Meron ding waiver na kailangang pirmahan ng residente bago ang operation.

“Instead of going to a private clinic and paying P3,000 for your pets’ operation, let’s take advantage of this free service,” saad pa ni Siblag.

Noong 2017, ang CVO ay nagkapon at nakapagtali ng mahigit na 207 na pusa at 73 na aso, na may kabuuang 280 hayop sa 28 barangays ng Taguig.

Mahigit 80 pusa at aso naman ang nakapon at natali na mula Hunyo hanggang Mayo ngayong taon.

Ang programang ito ay isa lamang sa maraming proyekto na ipinatutupad ng lungsod para sa benepisyo ng Taguig pet lovers.

Kasama na rito ang adopt-a-dog program para sa mga residente na nais mag-ampon ng alagang hayop na nasagip ng pamahalaang lungsod.

Ang mga nasagip na hayop ay kasalukuyang nasa Taguig City pound.

Ang lungsod ay mayroon ding TCARD program, kung saan nagsasagawa ng house-to-house visit ang mga veterinarian sa buong lungsod upang magbakuna sa mga alagang hayop.

Para naman sa mga residente na nakagat ng hayop na posibleng may rabies, maaari rin silang magpagamot ng libre at makakuha ng libreng bakuna sa limang Animal Bite Treatment Centers (ABTC) na nasa Brgy. Ibayo-Tipas, Brgy. Old Lower Bicutan, Brgy. Pinagsama, Brgy. Upper Bicutan, at Brgy. North Signal. ###


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