An adoption center for impounded and neglected animals was set up in Quezon City on Monday.
Thanks to the city’s animal welfare and rehabilitation program, the current 450 square meter municipal pound in Payatas will be transformed into a pet adoption center that can house up to 60 animals.
Rehabilitation and training services will be provided prior to opening animals for adoption.
“Dogs and cats captured and not claimed by their owners for at least three days will be offered for adoption. With the help of the city council, we are currently creating the reception and adoption policy for them, ”said municipal veterinarian Dr Ana Marie Cabel.
The adoption center will also have operating rooms for animals requiring medical care.
The very first comprehensive approach to animal rehabilitation was the city’s solution to avoiding future animal euthanasia.
As part of the program, pet-friendly spaces in public areas will also be created.
“The city believes that every animal deserves a loving and caring family,” said Mayor Joy Belmonte.
According to a report from the city’s veterinary service (QCVD), around 9,600 animals are captured each year while the current adoption rate is only less than one percent. – Jiselle Anne Casucian / LA, GMA News