HERMOSA, Bataan – The Bataan Peninsula Lions Club (BPLC) headed by Miss Cris Garcia recently partnered with the municipal government of Hermosa and the provincial veterinary office (PVO) in the anti-rabies vaccination and rabies awareness drive for pet lovers.
Garcia said this is a joint project of her group with LGU-Hermosa and PVO who distributed 400 free anti- rabies vaccines, vitamins and shampoo for dogs and cats in Brgy. San Pedro of this first-class and fast rising town.
Garcia, a cousin of Bataan governor Abet Garcia, was joined by municipal officials headed by first-termer Hermosa municipal mayor Jopet Inton. “Let’s keep the people safe from their pets,” Cris Garcia said thru her Facebook post.
Recently, the driver of a DPWH official from Balanga City died of rabies infection when he was bitten by a stray puppy when he allegedly tried to save it from a mad cat.
The World Health Organization reported that the Philippines is one of the top 10 countries with rabies problem citing 226 DOH reported fatalities out of the total 400 thousand rabies cases last year.
Globally, rabies infectivity is accountable for 55,000 deaths every year with majority of the victims are children below 15 years old.