TACLOBAN CITY— The City Veterinary Office (CVO) here started the National Rabies Awareness month by conducting various vaccination and deworming drive in the different barangays in the city.

Dr. Eunice Alcantara, the city veterinarian, said that their office has lined up activities for this month’s event highlighting the theme “Rabies free na pusat aso, Kaligtasan ng pamilyang Pilipino” which aims to lessen and further prevent the widespread of rabies through responsible pet ownership.

“Unlike any other diseases, this virus can be prevented through vaccination and responsible pet ownership which is part of our campaign,” she said.

Alcantara added that the vaccination will also serve as a preventive measure in cutting rabies transmission from dogs to humans, emphasizing the importance of vaccination to both pets and their owners.

Aside from the mass vaccination, the CVO will also conduct a neuter activity that will take place at City Engineers Office (CEO) gymnasium.

In addition, awarding of the winner of the search for “STRAY – FREE resettlement Site” will be on March 31. This contest was conducted in the northern part of the city which campaigns to highlight zero tolerance in the abandonment of pets that may lead to animals ending up on streets and also to lessen littering and accidents on road.