July 14, 2024

BONTOC, Mountain Province – Prioritizing public safety and sanitation of the town center, the Office of the Municipal Agriculturist (OMAG) conducted the first dog catching training in the municipality on March 16 to 17 at Fesway Building, Eyeb, Poblacion,
The training aimed to capacitate participants with skills and techniques in dog catching which will be of great help in reducing the number of stray dogs in the central barangays of Bontoc.
Bontoc has recorded a total five rabid dog cases since January.
Municipal Agriculturist Renato Falag-ey said the training is one of the solutions to prevent the increase of rabies cases and can improve sanitation of this capital town.
Mayor Jerome Tudlong, Jr. expressed his gratitude to the Baguio Veterinary and Agriculture Office for assisting the LGU by facilitating the training. He also thanked the participants for their commitment to learn and contribute to the promotion of a safer and cleaner Bontoc.
“On behalf of the people and officialdom of Bontoc, I thank the city government of Baguio through its CVAO for their positive response as well as our participants from the central barangays for their willingness to become part of the solution of a major problem here in the municipality,” he added.
The mayor and Councilor Benedict Odsey II reiterated their appeal for pet owners to be responsible and them to promote and maintenance a clean environment.
The 17 participants are the village watchmen of barangays Bontoc Ili, Samoki, Caluttit, and Poblacion, personnel of the Municipal Health Office and Municipal Environment and Natural Resources Office.
The trainers are Veterinarian I, Dr. Michael Takinan, dog impounders Kevin Tictica and Andogan Revira who are all from the CVAO. – Christy Mae F. Che-es