In association with the rabies eradication program, City Veterinarian Dr. Charlemagne Calo has reminded pet owners to take their responsibilities seriously by having their pets vaccinated, not just for the sake of their animals, but also to keep their families and the community away from harm.
The City Veterinary Office (CVO) reportedly stated that there were four cases of human death due to rabies as of 2019 in Koronadal City coming from Barangays Assumption, Zone II, Saravia and one positive case from Sta. Cruz.
According to Dr. Calo, human and animals won’t survive once a rabies infection is established. Therefore, pet owners must have their pets inoculated against rabies by a licensed veterinarian. The City Veterinary Office has embarked a house-to house vaccination in various parts of the city to administer a free anti-rabies vaccine to provide welfare and protection to the public and animals.
On the other hand, Dr. Calo also stressed out the importance of looking for the meat inspection certificate when purchasing meat products in the market for it is a proof that it underwent inspection before being sold in the marketplace. Calo prompted the public to be meticulous when buying meat products and always ensure that the food they intake is safe and clean.