Quezon City News
Group spays, neuters dogs, cats on UP Diliman campus
Animal welfare groups over the weekend spayed and neutered more than half of the population of stray dogs and cats on the University of the Philippines campus in Diliman, Quezon City.
The groups – Animal Kingdom Foundation and UP Friends of Campus Animals, carried out the mass spaying and neutering to control the population of stray dogs and cats on campus.
The spaying and neutering, which will be performed on at least 700 dogs and cats in UP Diliman over three weekends, are expected to increase their life expectancy and decrease the number of strays.
The surgical procedures were carried out with the assistance of dozens of volunteers living or studying at UP Diliman.
Before the dogs and cats are returned to the campus, they are marked – blue collars for the dogs and markings on the ears of cats – to help volunteers identify which have already been spayed and neutered.
According to Animal Kingdom Foundation, the idea behind the mass spaying and neutering was to present a better alternative to ways other universities and some cities handled stray animals – by impounding and euthanasia.