TACLOBAN CITY-For the whole month of August, the City Veterinary Office (CVO) has scheduled barangay visitations to offer its free veterinary services, such as anti-rabies vaccination and dog registration.

In an interview with CVO Head Dr. Eunice Alcantara, it was learned that around 18 city barangays have been scheduled for free veterinary services for the whole month of August.
The 18 barangays come from San Jose, Upper and Lower Nula-Tula, Bagacay, Cabalawan, Diit, San Roque, Tigbao, Basper, G.E. Palanog, Palanog, Anibong, Sagkahan, and Salvacion.
Alcantara confirmed that the schedules were coordinated with the chairmen of each barangay to ensure the widest dissemination to their constituents.

The CVO team already visited Barangays 83 Paraiso, 3 Upper Nula-Tula, and 74 Lower Nulatula from August 1–7, and has already registered and vaccinated 217 dogs.
Meanwhile, as part of its decisive anti-rabies campaign, the CVo reported that its dog impounding activities yielded 227 stray dogs during their daytime and nighttime operations in the past month.

During the past month, a total of 48 dogs were surrendered by pet owners, while 252 unredeemed dogs were euthanized by the office during the same period.

Alcantara assured that the operations conducted by their office were well coordinated with concerned barangay officials, and no mishandling happened in said operations.

“Gin-co-coordinate namon an amon mga dog impounding activities ha mga opisyal han Barangay san-o kami magpatuman han pandakop. Labot la nga ginsisiguro namon nga sakto ngan organisado an aktibidad, upod pa gihapon namon an mga opisyalis han Barangay,” clarified the official.