Mayor Oscar G. Malapitan urged all owners of dogs and cats in Caloocan City to participate in the “Simultaneous Anti-Rabies Vaccination” on March 2.
This year’s observance carries the theme “Barangay Kaagapay, Laban sa Rabbies Tagumpay” and will start at 7 a.m.
Malapitan told pet owners to ensure that their dogs and cats would not put residents in danger. The mayor’s project was in line with the observance of the Rabies Awareness Month in the country in March.
The program would have a festival-like atmosphere, as it will start with a motorcade from the city hall to the newly constructed Caloocan Sports Complex. At least 17 veterinarians will be present to administer the vaccines.
Nolan B. Sison, officer in charge of the city government’s Public Information Office, reiterated Malapitan’s call to residents to be “responsible pet owners.”
Aside from anti-rabies activity, the event will also have pet blessing, poster-making contest, free consultations for the health and protection of dogs and cats, spraying and castration of dogs and cats, anti-rabies accomplishment exhibit, rabies lecture and film showing.