TACLOBAN CITY– The City Veterinary Office (CVO) brought its free anti-rabies vaccination and deworming services to the North Hill Arbours, Ridgeview and Knightsridge Permanent Resettlement Sites on Thursday, March 2, 2023, as part of its anti-rabies and responsible pet ownership campaigns.

The City Veterinary Office of the Tacloban city government conducted its anti-rabies vaccination and derworming services to North Hill Arbours, Ridgeview, and Knightsridge resettlement sites on Thursday (March 2)as it continue to bat responsible pet ownership and anti-rabies campaign. (TCIO)

The areas were the first of the 20 resettlement sites in the northern part of the city targeted to be visited by the team until Monday, March 6.

Composed of 8 vaccinators, the team administers anti-rabies vaccines and deworming of house pets, and also conducts pet registration.

Around 2,510 pets are targeted for the free veterinary services, said a staff of the CVO. The number pertains to those who pre-registered on the official Facebook page of the office to avail of the services.

For their March 3 schedule the team will be visiting Lions/UNDP, Kawayanville and St. Francis Village from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM; and from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM they will be in New Hope Village, Villa Sofia, Villa Diana and SM Cares.

Meanwhile on Monday, March 6 the team will be in Guadalupe Villages 1, 2 and 3 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM; and in Greendale from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM.

March is marked as Rabies Awareness Month (RAM) through presidential executive Executive Order No. 84, series of 1999, to raise awareness on rabies disease, a fatal viral disease which can be contracted through the bite of an infected animal.