City Vet warns against more dog bites PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 11 March 2018 16:41

By ALLEN ABASTILLAS

The Office of the City Veterinarian has warned residents to expect more dog bites incidents this summer.

City Veterinarian Mario Arriola said that the high temperature during summer makes dogs more irritable, a situation that could lead to an increase in dog bites.

Arriola advised pet owners to care for their pets to avoid such incidents.

Irresponsible pet owners whose pets figure in dog bite incidents face a penalty of up to P25,000 under Republic Act 9482.

Meanwhile, Arriola also asked barangay officials to round up stray dogs to avoid animal bites in their areas.

Under City Ordinance 241, it is the responsibility of barangay officials and personnel to round up stray dogs.

The City Veterinarian can only impound dogs turned over by the barangays.

The Office of the City Veterinarian is celebrating Rabies Awareness Month dubbed as  “Oplan Red: Anti rabies dogs and cats celebration” with the theme:  Barangay, Kaagapay Laban sa Rabies Tagumpay. (Allen Abastillas)