16 July, 2012
Launching and Blessing of Catarman Animal Birth Control Center and PAWS Free Spay-Neuter Day
Catarman, Northern Samar
Following the Spay/Neuter Outreach at Salamat Animal Rescue Center in Catbalogan, Western Samar where 47 animals were spayed and/or neutered, the PAWS Spay Neuter and Humane Education team travelled further to Catarman, Northern Samar to conduct a Spay/Neuter Outreach for Indigent Pet Owners.
The team was pleasantly surprised to learn that the local government was inaugurating the newly-constructed Animal Birth Control Center or ABC Center, on the very same day that they came - July 16, 2012
PAWS was there to witness firsthand how owners were encouraged to register their dogs so that their dogs could be properly tagged and identifed. When a girl came to claim her dog who was caught by dog-catchers on the street, Doc Chari explained the Anti-Rabies Law provisions to the girl - that dogs were not allowed to roam the streets unless they are at the end of a leash being walked by their owners. With the P500 fine, the girl was given a rabies vaccination card, a tag and advice that the dog should be taken back for next year's registration and anti-rabies shots.
After the program, PAWS’ Spay-Neuter Team, led by Dr. Wilford Almoro and Dr. Maripi Diaz provided free spaying and neutering to pets of residents in the area. Thirty-four (34) animals, mostly dogs were sterilized over the course of two (2) days. These includes dogs which came from the municipal pound. Dr. Cornillez said that people adopting from the pound are more interested in dogs that already neutered or spayed.
The Humane Education Team, headed by PAWS Executive Director Anna Cabrera, provided free seminars on Responsible Pet Ownership, Animal Welfare Laws and the Benefits of Spaying and Neutering.
Many thanks to the Local Government Unit of Catarman, Northern Samar, for making PAWS a part of its efforts to educate its people and promote a healthier environment for pets.
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Launching And Blessing Of Catarman Animal Birth Control Center And PAWS Free Spay Neuter Day
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