Baguio City successfully spays and neuters around 1,000 cats and dogs from January to June 2022, the the City Veterinary and Agriculture Office reported.
According to CVAO, a total of 1,602 dogs have undergone the procedure as one of the lgus efforts to control its canine and feline population, reduce roaming, and aggressive behavior in pets.
Veterinarian Dr. Gladys Bantog noted that the majority of animals, around 80 percent, that underwent the procedure during the seven-month period were cats. She added that a minimal fee is charged for each spaying and neutering operation conducted every Friday at the CVAO in Barangay Sto. Nino.
The city has an estimated canine population of 50,000 while felines number fewer at about 30,000, Bantog said.