Rotary Club of Lipa West tackles Responsible Pet Ownership through education
The Rotary Club of Lipa West would like to enable the children, teachers and parents with knowledge about rabies, especially its prevention and its transmission between companion animals and in humans. The more rabies knowledge these children have, the more they will know how to be responsible for their pets in their household and communities. This will positively impact the community by reducing the possibility of rabies transmission among animals, thus protecting the people of Lipa City from a truly fatal disease.
The project is in partnership with the Global Alliance for Rabies Control (GARC), and gives the Rotary Club of Lipa West special permission, through Dr. Sarah I. Jayme, to reproduce GARC’s Responsible Pet Ownership booklet so Rotary can distribute it to more public schools around the city with the Lipa City Veterinary Office.
This collaborative effort between the Rotary Club of Lipa West and GARC is a promising project that will help our community to be one step closer in eliminating rabies in the world. - CCP Diana Claudine C. De Leon, DVM
The Club was able to fund 350 copies of “Si Bino, si Buboy, at si Bantay, Magkaibigang Tunay” booklets. The Club also provided school supplies and simultaneous lectures on responsible pet ownership when they distributed the booklets. Five public schools were visited during the 2019 project: Sen. Claro M. Recto Memorial Integrated School (May 22), Rizal Elementary School (May 24), Bulacnin Integrated National High School (Sept. 28), Ma. Kalaw Katigbak Memorial Elementary School (Sept. 30 and Oct. 11), and Inosluban – Marawoy Elementary School (Nov. 9).
Article contributed by: CCP Diana Claudine C. De Leon, DVM (President, RY 2019-2020)