21,584 pets vaccinated against rabies in Makati

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The Makati Veterinary Services Office (MVSO) has vaccinated a total of 21,584 pet dogs and cats in 26 barangays since January.

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In a report to Mayor Abby Binay, MVSO chief Ma. Katherina Mangahas said her office gave free anti-rabies shots to 9,424 pets in District 1 and 12,160 pets in District 2.

Mangahas urged residents whose pets have not been vaccinated to bring them to the nearest MVSO office. For District 1 residents, the MVSO at the Makati Central Fire Station on Ayala Avenue Extension corner Malugay St. (tel.no. 889 7949) is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday. District 2 residents may bring their pets to MVSO at Cadena de Amor St., Barangay Pembo (tel. no. 896 8723) from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday to Friday.

Among the 26 barangays covered in the drive to date, Barangay Rizal posted the highest number with 2,703 pets vaccinated. It was followed by Pembo, 1,804; East Rembo, 1,762; West Rembo, 1,726; Bangkal, 1,272; Cembo, 1,199; Olympia, 1,183; Comembo, 1,139; Pio del Pilar, 1,102; Palanan, 1,048; Poblacion, 836; Tejeros, 818; and Guadalupe Nuevo, 725.

San Antonio, 655; Guadalupe Viejo, 649; San Isidro, 483; Pitogo, 422; La Paz, 420; Singkamas, 368; Valenzuela, 358; Sta. Cruz, 334; Dasmariñas, 199; Carmona, 189; Urdaneta, 96; Forbes Park, 63; and Northside, 31.

The mass anti-rabies vaccination drive of MVSO is being conducted with the assistance of barangay health workers and personnel of the Makati Action Center.

Meanwhile, the MVSO also offers free anti-rabies vaccination during the Makati Lingkod Bayan Caravan which is held twice a month in the barangays. The caravan is scheduled to visit Barangay Singkamas at F. Benitez Elementary School III along F. Nazario St. from 1 to 4 p.m. this Saturday.

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