City vet vaccinates 25 pets

(Photo Courtesy of Iloilo City Government)

BE a responsible owner, have your pets vaccinated to prevent rabies.

The Office of the City Veterinarian at the Motorpool Compound, Delgado Street in City Proper, Iloilo City is offering free anti-rabies vaccination of dogs and cats for walk-in clients.

25 pets were vaccinated against deadly rabies on Aug 1-9, 2019. The activity catered to those who missed the Mass Pets Anti-Rabies Vaccination in the barangays during summer.

Meanwhile, the Animal Population Control Program includes spaying or castration and neutering or removal of ovaries of pets. Seven pets were spayed and neutered during the same period.

The city vet also issued 16 Veterinary Health Certificates for pets which is needed as proof to avoid spread of disease to its destination as it travels or being shipped out of the metropolis.

For public health and safety, City Veterinarian Dr.  Tomas J. Forteza Jr. discussed Meat Inspection Procedure and Importance (Ante-Mortem and Post-Mortem) during the Basic Meat Inspection Training Course (BMITC) of National Meat Inspection Service (NMIS) Aug. 1.

Forteza also attended the Regional Rabies Technical Working Group (RTWG) at Department of Health Regional Office 6 Aug. 8. (PIO)