Monday, October 3, 2022

Legazpi To Penalize Irresponsible Pet Owners Under New Ordinance

WOMAN.PH

Legazpi To Penalize Irresponsible Pet Owners Under New Ordinance

Spotlight

How do you feel about this story?

Like
Love
Haha
Wow
Sad
Angry

The City Veterinary Office (CVO) here has authorized barangay officials to issue citation tickets to careless dog owners who allow their pets to roam the streets, which has resulted in bite and rabies cases, as well as vehicular accidents.

CVO chief Dr. Emmanuel Estipona, in an interview on Tuesday, said all 70 villages in this city would create a Barangay Rabies Prevention and Control Committee and Barangay Responsible Owner of Dog Committee (BRODC), as mandated in the Responsible Pet Ownership Ordinance that has just been approved by the Legazpi City Council.

The ordinance prescribes guidelines and regulations for the effective implementation of rabies prevention and control programs by imposing penalties on violators.

Estipona said pet owners should make sure their animals are always in their backyard and prevent them from going out into the streets.

He said those who would violate the ordinance and refuse or fail to register and immunize their pets would be fined PHP5,000 for each animal.

Residents found committing animal cruelty and maltreatment, as well as dog trading, would also be fined the same amount.

“Those persons allowing their pets to urinate and defecate outside in public places and streets will be fined PHP2,000 and those pet owners of stray dogs roaming in the streets and other public places would also be fined PHP3,000,” Estipona added.

He said barangay officials, including their deputized agents, would conduct house-to-house monitoring and orientation to inform pet owners of the provisions of the ordinance.

Estipona also said a Barangay Responsible Owner of Dogs Enforcement Team (BRODET) would be created in every village to disseminate campaign materials on responsible pet ownership and animal welfare programs.

”The BRODET would also give counseling for pet owners who are encountering medical and behavioral problems with their pets,” he said, adding that the BRODET should encourage and motivate people to become responsible pet owners and prevent any form of animal abuse.

Estipona said his office has impounded 321 stray dogs since January this year and had 8,901 dogs vaccinated against rabies from January to June. (PNA)

Latest News

Lifestyle

BINI Drops Sophomore Album “Feel Good”

P-pop girl group BINI has recently released their sophomore album titled "Feel Good".

Enjoy Amazing Pair Of Flip-flops At Havaianas’ Brand Day On Shopee And Get Up To 50% Off!

Level up your 10.10 Shopee experience with Havaianas’ Brand Day this October 6 and get up to 50% off on your favorite Havaianas pairs!

#LifeBeginsWell With Biolane: 50 Years Of Expertise And Moments Shared With Families

Biolane celebrated its golden anniversary in giving effective skincare for babies with the theme #LifeBeginsWell.

Nearly 800 Families Affected By Typhoon Karding Received Help From ABS-CBN Foundation

After Typhoon Karding, the ABS-CBN Foundation provided assistance to residents of barangay San Miguel in Bulacan.

‘The Atom Araullo Specials,’ Sole PH Finalist At The 4th Asia Contents Awards

GMA Public Affairs documentary series “The Atom Araullo Specials” was nominated as a finalist for the 4th Asia Contents Awards.

The Great Filipino Story