CAMARINES NORTE STATE COLLEGE
Daet, Camarines Norte
POLICY ANALYSIS: PROVINCIAL ORDINANCE NO. 26-03 OTHERWISE KNOWN AS AN ORDINANCE ENFORCING RESPONSIBLE
DOG OWNERSHIP AND INSTITUTIONALIZING
RABIES CONTROL MEASURES TOWARDS
RABIES FREE CAMARINES NORTE
MARIA CRISTINA C. AZUELO, Ph., D.
in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of
Master in Public Administration
Mila Jean A. Cabase
Jay Q. Canaria
Arnie P. Delos Reyes
Vivencio Z. Maigue Jr.
Lilian Y. Rafon
The dog is supposed to be a man’s best friend, if the dog gets a good person to look after him then life is good but unfortunately, this is not the case for most of them in the world. Stray dogs are not a random occurrence but a symptom of a bigger problem caused by the following: irresponsible pet ownership, pet owners not spaying/neutering their pets, people still BUYING and BREEDING instead of adopting and rescuing animals.
The typical stray in the Philippines are domesticated animals. Those owners that could no longer afford to provide their pets a better living abandoned their dogs especially those that are not familiar with Spay and Neuter or Kapon (safe, surgical procedures done by veterinarians to keep animals from reproducing) think that this is the only way they can get rid to a bigger number of pets. Some let their dogs roam freely in the community that resulted to a dog bites and are dumped into the streets intact. These intact animals will mate with other strays and it is common that they are fighting for each other and passers-by may be bitten. Once get pregnant and give birth these resulted to a more unwanted dogs.
Stray dogs frequently suffering from hunger and illness, seek food and shelter in human communities. They are often seen as a nuisance and health hazard by the people who live alongside them and even occupying... [continues]
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