Gearing for a rabies-free City #Aim4Red

To keep Malaybalay a rabies-free City, the City Government pushed forward on the implementation of the anti-rabies campaign dubbed Aim4Red.

City Veterinary Office (CVO) personnel and volunteers armed with anti-rabies vaccines visited all 46 barangays, especially during the whole month of July 2017 for their door-to-door service to our constituents.

Steadfast on their tagline, ‘Stop Rabies! Vaccinate at your doorstep,’ the program aims to intensify the support of City Ordinance Number 668 series of 2009, for the welfare of animals and the control of rabies in human and animals pursuant to “Animal Welfare Act of 1998” and “Rabies Act of 2007.”

City Mayor Ignacio W. Zubiri approved the appropriation for this program since its major launching last year. He is also optimistic of the program’s success hence it impacted our support of Department of Health’s advocacy to reduce human deaths caused by rabies.

Since last year based on the City Veterinary record, the City had no incident of rabies inflected to humans or animals prompting the service providers to keep on sustaining the program for a safer community away from this dreaded and fatal disease.

This year during intensive month-long field visits, a total of 21,728 animals were vaccinated comprised of 20,529 dogs, 1,162 cats, 16 monkeys and 21 rabbits. About 10,451 clients were served surpassing the 20,000 vaccination target.

For those who wish to avail the program, you can visit or call the City Veterinary Office, Purok 8, Barangay 9, City of Malaybalay through numbers 088-813-3205; 0975 7584 926; or reach thru email: cityvetmalaybalay@gmail.com.

 

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