Calamba city vet services partner with “Born To Be Wild” on vets-on-call, anti-rabies campaign(with photo)
April 29, 2013 11:42 pm
CALAMBA CITY, Laguna, April 29 –- The Calamba City Veterinary and Agricultural Services department partnered recently with the GMA Network’s environmental program “Born To Be Wild” cast for the city’s anti-rabies drive and animal welfare activities.
Dr. Ferds Recio, noted veterinarian and “Born To Be Wild” host joined City Veterinary Services Department head Dr. Sheila Matibag for the free anti-rabies vaccination and castration for dogs and cats at Sitio Silangan Village, Barangay Canlubang in this city.
Calamba City Mayor Joalquin Chipeco Jr and Canlubang Barangay Chairman Eric Manaig hosted the community service in the area for the city’s anti-rabies drive and animal welfare services as part of the city’s local ordinance.
Volunteer veterinarians from animal house clinics from Makati and Quezon cities, Barangay Animal Health Workers (BAHW) of Barangay Canlubang, government veterinarians and livestock technicians from the city veterinary office joined in the animal welfare activities.
The animal welfare groups vaccinated more than 100 dogs and cats and castrated 6 dogs and distributed free dewormer and free check-up to pets.
The GMA News and Public Affairs top-rating television environmental program “Born To Be Wild” promotes environmental awareness to Filipinos worldwide and elevate the TV audience’s understanding of biodiversity and environmental stewardship.
The “Born To Be Wild” cast led by Dr. Recio were in town as they embark on a month-long TV special feature on vets-on-call.
According to the city vet and program organizers, the series of episodes will document the expertise of the host vets in handling different cases of animals in their respective localities.
The TV show is aired locally every Wednesdays with international broadcast to more than 90 countries worldwide through the networks overseas channel. (PNA)