By Wilfred Pilo
KUCHING: Mar 2: Save Our Strays Kuching Association (SOS Kuching) has come out with a programme that offers cheaper rates for spaying, neutering, anti-rabies vaccination, care vaccination and microchipping for pets.
Its president, Kitty Chin, said the idea was to promote responsible pet ownership, healthier pets, reduce strays’ population and create a herd immunity against rabies and herd within their community.
“The arrangements for vaccination can be done either via house-to-house vaccination service or at designated areas,” she told a press conference at a cafe in King Centre here today.
“This programme is only applicable to pets in your area only.”
Chin explained that to participate, pet owners are required to fill up registration forms from them and attached them with electricity or water bills.
“By doing this, your pets’ living conditions will be improved and leads to better behaviour. It will improve health by reducing the chance of sustaining hormonal cancers and sexually transmitted diseases.
“The pets get less stress, reduce strays’ population and prevent your pets from rabies, and, therefore, protect yourself and your families.”
She added that a red plastic chain or SOS green ribbon would be hung around the neck of a pet that had been neutered and vaccinated through this programme.
On the inhumane and indiscriminate culling of community dogs, she said the practice must stop as there was no scientific basis for their removal in the control of rabies outbreak.
Also present at the press conference was SOS public relations officer Kimberly Lim.
For more information about the programme, call 012-8833088, 011-0807922 or 012-8991269. — DayakDaily