Davao City resumes anti-rabies campaign


The Davao City Veterinarian’s Office (CVO) has resumed its anti-rabies operation after suspending it for three months due to lockdowns amid the coronavirus pandemic.

City Veterinarian Dr. Cerelyn Pinili said that last Tuesday, July 14, when her office resumed the operation, 32 dogs and 13 cats of 29 pet owners in Barangay Communal, Buhangin District were castrated and spayed.

Pinili said CVO will conduct two impounding operations per day. While castration and spaying of dogs and cats will continue in August.

For the rest of July, CVO teams will administer the Anti-Rabies Vaccination in barangays Cabantian, Catalunan Pequeño, Centro Agdao, R. Castillo, Talomo River, Pampanga, and Paradise Embac.

Pinili said all activities will be closely coordinated with the barangays for the pre-registration to ensure that strict health protocols are observed during the operations.

She said castration and spaying, and the anti-rabies vaccination are services for free in all barangays of the city. However, the office prioritizes barangays with the greatest number of female dogs and cats and those with the most pre-registered pet owners.