Trap-Neuter-Release Program

ANGELES City Mayor Carmelo “Pogi” Lazatin Jr. on August 10, 2022 ordered members of the City Veterinary Office, headed by Dr. Christian Xyric Arcilla, to conduct rescue operation of stray pets — cats and dogs — staying at the vicinity of Malabanias Integrated School and Amsic Integrated School for the trap-neuter-release (TNR) program of the city government.

The said rescued stray pets will be scheduled to undergo free neuter and spay tomorrow, Aug. 11, 2022.

Mayor Lazatin with his Chief Adviser IC Calaguas and Executive Assistant IV Reina Manuel, known animal advocates, donated ₱15,000 each for the fabrication of 30 cages, which were used for the said rescue operation.  

This is Mayor Lazatin’s assistance to public schools’ administrations on the rapid population growth of stray pets living in the vicinity of schools, and at the same time, ensure the safety of children once classes start. 

“We understand the concerns of our schools in taking good care of stray pets practically living in the school,” Lazatin, a known animal advocate, said.

Lazatin furthered that with the TNR program he launched in 2020, the city has seen an effective way of helping animal birth control, specifically the “unwanted animal population.” 

Lazatin will deploy the City Veterinary Office to the other public schools via schedule. 

The program is being supervised by two of the city’s known animal lovers, Calaguas and Manuel. 

Calaguas and Manuel are both advocates of TNR program and are fully giving shelter to stray pets — dogs and cats.