• LGU, HSI give free spay/neuter services for pets

    MAMBAJAO, CAMIGUIN, January 15 (PIA) – More than 3,000 heads of cats and dogs have undergone the spaying/neutering procedure for free here to discourage the rise of the population of stray animals.

    The provincial government in coordination with the Humane Society International (HSI) started the program on November 2013.

    Governor Jurdin Jesus M. Romualdo noted that the team from HSI was also pulled out temporarily during the implementation of the project, to prioritize response to displaced animals in Leyte province when it was hit by Typhoon Yolanda.

    Romualdo announced in his message during his recent State of The Province Address (SOPA) that the program will continue reaching more responsible pet owners in the communities.

    Provincial Veterinarian Louis S. Bollozos, meanwhile reiterates to pet owners that the procedure is safe provided that proper handling or after care is also given to the animals.

    Prevailing rates for the procedure in private clinics, he said, is always above P5,000.00. (JCV/PIA)

    PATIENTS AVAIL FREE CATARACT SURGICAL OPERATION IN CAMIGUIN

    MAMBAJAO, Camiguin, January 14 (PIA) – Twenty Two (22) patients with eye problem availed recently of the free surgical operation extended by the Mabuhay Deseret Foundation, held at the Camiguin General Hospital (CGH).

    A team of Ophthalmologist headed by Dr. Faighar Mangkabong and Dr. Myra Grace Villanueva performed the cataract and ptyregium operation on the patients, consisting mostly of senior citizens.

    “Tambayayong” or cooperation is the theme of the two-day medical outreach, as a way of giving back to the communities. They also distributed some 244 reading glasses to above 40-year old patients who have joined the medical mission.

    Dr. Arvin F. Sampilo, OIC chief of hospital, meanwhile, expressed his gratitude to be considered among the project beneficiary. The doctors came from Davao and it was the foundation’s first outreach in the island-province.

    Governor Jurdin Jesus M. Romualdo likewise lauded the doctors for extending their untiring efforts to the activity. (Manuel A. Jumawid/PIA)

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