More Marikeños Join Pet Registration and Vaccination Program this Year

PIO Department


by Famela Dahonog

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More Marikeños had their pets registered and vaccinated this year after the City Veterinary Office (CVO) added more sites in every barangay for registration and vaccination.

There were 20,046 dogs and 1,556 cats that were registered this year, up 10.4 percent and 59.3 percent, respectively, from last year’s tally, said Renante Reyes, CVO’s chief of operations. During the same comparable period, dogs that were given vaccinations rose 11 percent to 17,800, while for cats, the number went up 66 percent to 1,319.

“Mas marami tayong naabot na mga pet owners ngayon kasi mas lumapit ang serbisyo. Nag dagdag tayo ng tatlo hanggang apat na operation sa iba’t ibang site sa bawat barangay,” said Reyes in an interview inside his office at the second floor of the City Engineering Complex, G. Fernando Ave., Brgy. Sto. Niño, Marikina.

In the previous years, the Marikina CVO put up one site per barangay for its pet registration and vaccination program. This year, they expanded their operations and added three to four sites in every barangay.

The program, started in August 2003, aims to promote responsible pet ownership and prevent the spread of rabies that could be fatal to humans.

For more about the pet registration program, please call the Marikina CVO at 475-47-19. Or check out the Facebook page of Marikina-PIO –

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