The team then headed to Catarman, Northern Samar to conduct a Spay/Neuter Outreach and humane education talks for residents in the area.
They were 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
Samar has a very impressive Anti-Rabies Project. For Catarman, the head of the Anti-Rabies and Dog Registration Program is the very dynamic Dr. Chari Cornillez.
Pet owners were given free sterilization for their cats and dogs, as well as information on how to keep their companion animals healthy after they have been fixed.
Brgy Narra, Catarman residents who did not catch the PAWS Spay-Neuter Team at the Catarman ABC Center brought their dogs to the University of Eastern Philippines for the last session, hoping to get a slot. No one was turned away. A total of 16 animals were provided with free surgeries.
Our deepest gratitude to the UEP – College of Veterinary Medicine’s dean, Dr. Gerry Camer, for the PAWS volunteers’ accommodations during this leg of the Outreach.
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.
Dr Wilford Almoro says "The welcome we received from the officials of Catarman was overwhelming.The Mayor was there for all three days - from the arrival of the PAWS team all the way to the last day of the Spay-Neuter outreach."
Doc Almoro says he was also glad to have worked with students of the University of Eastern Philippines for the spay-neuter training at their Veterinary Teaching Hospital. "Thanks to the efforts of Dr. Camer, UEP Veterinary School is a bright beacon of hope for vet students taking a much bigger role in the improvement of animal welfare in the country."
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Launching And Blessing Of Catarman Animal Birth Control Center And PAWS Free Spay Neuter Day