City Mayor Atty. Alyssa Sheena P. Tan immediately responded to the request sent by Facebook user Jessica Bernardino through her post on the first day of Free Neutering for cats and dogs. Jessica asked for help for her furbaby “Dako” who was a victim of hit and run by a motorcycle which resulted to the dog’s bone fracture.

Upon reading the message, Mayor Tan called the attention of the City Veterinary to contact the dog owner and attend to the said request. Fortunately, the City Veterinary Office headed by Doc. Solomon Maylem is currently conducting a 2-day spaying and castration for cats and dogs at Barangay Rosario Community Center dated November 10-11, 2022. Dako was one of the lucky dogs who received a free amputation from the kind-hearted volunteer doctors and veterinary practice students during the said activity.

The free neutering was enjoined by different volunteers such as Philippine Veterinary Medical Association (PVMA), I.S.U – School of Veterinary Medicine, Venerable Knight Veterinarians Fraternity, Venerable Lady Veterinarians Sorority, Cagayan Provincial Veterinary Office, I.S.U – Cabagan, Cauayan City Veterinary Office, Isabela Provincial Veterinary Ofice, Burbos Veterinary Clinic, United Doctors Animal Clinic, Pet Monarch Animal Clinic, Good Shepherd Veterinary Clinic, Caring Paws Veterinary Clinic, Divisoria Veterinary Clinic, Pet Fairy Animal Clinic and other clinicians.

Overall, there were 127 cats and dogs that benefitted from the said activity and more or less 20 veterinarians or doctors volunteered for the success of the comeback of Free Neutering for Cats and Dogs of the Local Government Unit of Santiago since the pandemic.