Lo Khere Chiang

KUCHING: Padawan Municipal Council (MPP) last Saturday (Sept 26) joined the World Rabies Day celebration at the Kuching South City Council (MBKS) Community Hall.

The event was organised by the Sarawak Veterinary Department and participated by other agencies such as MBKS, Kuching North City Hall (DBKU), Kota Samarahan Municipal Council (MPKS) and Sarawak Public Communications Unit (Ukas)

MPP chairman Lo Khere Chiang said the purpose of the event was to increase awareness on the effects of rabies on  humans and animals as well as to inform and advise the public on ways to prevent the disease from affecting them.

“The MPP counter received applications for pet dog licences and issued licences for 27 animals. The licence is RM10 for a dog that had  been neutered and RM30 for a dogs that has not been neutered,” he said.

“Other activities  held that day included rabies vaccination  and microchipping,” Lo told a press conference at the MPP office here on Tuesday (Sept 29).

“We will also work together with the veterinary department to have another vaccination programme and licensing of pet dogs again on Oct 17 at the MBKS Community Hall.

“Therefore, residents in areas under the MPP jurisdiction are advised to take the initiative to curb the spread of rabies disease by vaccinating and licensing their pet dogs,” he added.

Lo further explained the vaccination and licensing of pet dogs  next month were open to the  public. However,  priorities would be given to MPP residents.

“MPP will manage the activities but we are not selfish. We open them  to every dg owner, especially for those who are in the B40 group.