by Debbie Jane P. Baladad, DECEMBER 2022
There is a way to curb the stray animal population or give your rescue cats and dogs a better healthier life, and consequently, decrease stray and unwanted animals in the community.
It’s spaying for females and neutering for males. Yes, it can be costly. But the benefits far outweigh the expense for household pets. Chances of uterine infections, breast cancer for females, and testicular cancer for males are reduced.
In a recently concluded “Love Pets, Save Lives Program: A Free Kapon for Aspins & Puspins” last November 27, 2022, there were a total of 175 aspins and puspins spayed/neutered at the Municipality of Silang, Cavite. This has been part of Philippine Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) and MPTSouth’s mission to offer a sustainable solution to the issue of stray dogs and cats to the communities as PAWS had long promoted Spay-Neuter (Kapon) programs for companion animals.
For this year 2022, we provided spaying and neutering along with a responsible pet ownership seminar for 761 aspins and puspins in five different barangays and municipalities for Cavitex, C5-Link, and Calax. This has been heartwarming and overwhelming at the same time as we will be able to see the results of the efforts in the coming years to come. The breakdown below shows the communities and municipalities conducted for Love Pets Program for 2022:
|DATE||BRGY/CITY/MUNICIPALITY||NO. OF CATS & DOGS SPAYED & NEUTERED||TOTAL NO. OF CATS & DOGS SPAYED/NEUTERED|
|June 19||Brgys. Don Galo & La Huerta, Paranaque City||24||99||123|
|July 31||Brgy. Zapote V, Longos, Bacoor City||31||93||124|
|Aug. 28||Municipality of Kawit, Cavite||64||129||193|
|Oct. 23||Brgy. Sineguelasan, Bacoor||15||131||146|
|Nov. 27||Municipality of Silang, Cavite||55||120||175|
Behavioral changes, and agitations while looking for mates are gone. Your pets are happier and well-adjusted to their environment. They’re comfortable and safe staying at home. Marking territories are reduced, which is the main reason for fights. Decreased number of strays will also lessen the number of homeless and starving animals, bite incidences, and euthanasia.
About the writer:
Debbie Jane P. Baladad. A pure Manilena, she is a lover of milk teas, naps, and ballpoint pens. She also finds addiction to watching movies and land transfers. Currently finding the enthusiasm in writing articles.