December 8, 2022

The City Veterinary and Agriculture Office (CVAO) has called on pet owners to avail of the free anti-rabies vaccination on Monday, March 8.
CVAO Head Brigit Piok said the free vaccination at the Slaughterhouse Compound is part of Rabies Awareness Month.
Piok encouraged pet owners to have their dog and cats vaccinated, a responsibility that comes with owning domesticated animals.
There is an estimated 60,000 dogs and cats in Baguio.
The CVAO conducts regular year-round vaccinations in the barangays, the schedule of which is posted at the CVAO Facebook page.
Piok said her office does not do house calls and those wanting to have their pets vaccinated at home should hire the services of a private veterinarian.
Republic Act 9482 or the Anti-Rabies Act of 2007 mandates owners to have their pets vaccinated against rabies and maintain a registration card, maintain control over their dog and not allow it to roam the streets or any public place without a leash, provide their dog with proper grooming, adequate food and clean shelter, report immediately any dog biting incident to the concerned officials for investigation or for any appropriate action and place such dog under observation by a government or private veterinarian and assist the victim and shoulder the medical expenses incurred and other incidental expenses relative to the victim’s injuries. – Gaby B. Keith