City veterinary office conducts anti-rabies vaccination

SANTIAGO CITY, Isabela — The City Veterinary Office here is conducting an anti-rabies vaccination drive for pet dogs to stop the rising number of rabies cases in the city.

City Veterinarian Dr. Solomon Maylem said the city health office has registered 83 patients who were victims of dog bites in the last two months and have undergone anti-rabies vaccination to prevent rabies death.

Maylem said prevention of rabies cases is important, the reason thay have launched a massive dog vaccination drive.

He advised dog owners to allow their dogs to be vaccinated to ensure that there will be no danger of rabies infection in case they bite a person.

Workers of the City Veterinary Office have started the free anti-rabies vaccination in the barangays or villages and expect to finish in the next few weeks.