Philippine Pet Birth Control Center Foundation aims to make a change in the companion animal welfare by eradicating rabies through controlling the animal population in the most humane way which is neutering.
Rabies Eradication and Pet Population Control in the PhilippinesRabies remains to be a neglected endemic disease that is equally fatal and preventable in both humans and animals. Rabies virus is transmitted to humans through a bite or scratch from an infected animal, it can also be acquired in extremely rare cases of organ transplants. It attacks the central nervous system and once it enters brain it is almost impossible to be treated. Anti-rabies vaccination is the most commonly used method in regional eradication of rabies, however it will only be truly eliminated with animal population control. Animal population control can also benefit the overall welfare of the animals in the country. Animal abuse, neglect and abandonment are results of pet overpopulation. It is also the main culprit for high kill shelters. Stray animals and pet overpopulation is a dilemma that affects every community, it is a problem that is attributed in spread of deadly rabies from one area to another, rabies is a disease that shows no discrimination on animals whether housed or stray, they can all be affected. Overpopulation is a problem that has an easy, safe and reliable solution.
Neutering or “kapon” is a routine surgical procedure that renders animals to be sterile, a practice that pet owners can grant not just for the welfare of their pets but also for the other animals, it can also prevent them from having some behavioral and medical issues that allows them to have a healthy and happy life.