ORANI, Bataan – With a theme “Rabies: Zero by 30” which aims to lessen incidents of animal bite cases that can lead to rabies, the Provincial Government of Bataan through the Provincial Veterinarian Office in cooperation with the Municipal Government of Orani celebrated the World Rabies Day today, September 28, 2017, in front of Orani Municipal Hall.
Created in 2007 by the Global Alliance for Rabies Control, World Rabies Day aims to raise community awareness of the disease and its prevention around the globe. The theme of this year’s World Rabies Day is “Zero by 30,” with the goal of reaching zero human deaths from canine rabies by the year 2030.
Residents of the town brought their pets to have them vaccinated with anti-rabies or castrated. Doctors, staff, and volunteers from the PVO, Rotary Club of Orani, Central Luzon State University, and other veterinarians and clinicians led the event. Pet services and needs were also brought by Doggie’s Choice Pet Care Products, Pet Needs Veterinary Care and Grooming Center, and Healthy Paws Animal Clinic.
With the town and the province promoting responsible pet ownership, the event was also held in accordance with the Provincial Ordinance No. 175 Series of 2015 or an ordinance providing for a comprehensive animal regulation and rabies control and eradication in Bataan province providing penalties for violations thereof, and appropriating the necessary funds for the purpose.
Also present in the event were Mayor Bondjong Pascual, Vice Mayor Godofredo Galicia Jr., Vice Governor Cris Garcia, BM Jose Villapando Sr., Dr. Albert Venturina, Councilor Maya Bongco and other officials.