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Mayor Along leads inauguration of new animal pound

June 30, 2023 Edd Reyes 204 views

CALOOCAN City Mayor Dale Gonzalo “Along” Malapitan led the inauguration ceremony of the city’s new animal pound Thursday afternoon in Bgy. 178, Camarin.

The animal pound is set to help prevent the spread of animal-to-animal and animal-to-human diseases, most especially rabies. It also boasts of complete facilities such as a veterinary room, treatment rooms, and suitable living spaces for rescues and strays.

Mayor Along expressed his excitement over the benefits of the animal pound for the local communities but also called on more resident veterinarians to work at the city government in order to fully utilize the facilities of the said pound.

“Ako’y natutuwa dahil dumating na tayo sa panahon na mayroon na tayong city pound dahil malaki ang maitutulong nito sa ating mga komunidad. Dahan-dahan po nating ayusin kung ano pa ang mga kailangang gamit at serbisyo para rito,” Mayor Along said.

“Sana dumating na rin tayo sa panahon na maisaayos ang mga serbisyo kagaya ng pagkakapon, kaya naman kailangan talaga natin ng mga karagdagang beterinaryo. Baka mayroong beterinaryo rito, mag-apply na po kayo sa Pamahalaang Lungsod ng Caloocan,” he added.

He also reminded everyone to be responsible for their animals and vowed to make the city safer for pets and pet-owners alike.

The Officer-in-Charge of the City Veterinary Department, Dr. Teodoro Rosales, conveyed his gratitude to Mayor Along and also expressed his pride that the animal pound is one of the best of its kind in the whole Metro Manila.