OCVet slates spay program for cats, dogs PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 01 June 2018 14:05

The Office of the City Veterinarian (OCVet) will hold this month a four-day spay/neuter program for dogs and cats as part of its advocacy for the promotion of animal welfare as well as responsible pet ownership in the city.

Spay/neuter operations will be conducted at the OCVet premises in Barangay San Roque on June 18, in Barangay Tetuan on June 19, in Barangay Sta. Maria on June 20, and in Barangay Baliwasan on June 21.

“While the procedure itself is free, it will be on a first come, first served basis,” City Veterinarian Dr. Mario Arriola stated, inviting interested pet owners to register as soon as possible.

The office is aiming to spay/neuter at least 300 dogs and animals for the duration of the activity.

Spaying or neutering refers to a surgical procedure to render a dog or cat unable to produce litters of puppies or kittens. Spaying refers to an operation in which both ovaries and generally the uterus are removed from the female animal. Neutering the male animal refers to removing both testicles from the scrotum through a small incision. (Source: http://www.spayfirst.org/programs/what-is-spay-neuter/)

For further details, interested parties may inquire with OCVet at 9910862.

The four-day free spay/neuter program is a joint initiative of the Humane Society International, the City Government of Zamboanga through the Office of the City Veterinarian, the Department of Agriculture – Regional Field Office IX, and the Philippine Veterinary Medical Society.-(Claudine Mamales-Uniana)