Muntinlupa to host dog adoption, painting event for Valentine’s Day
MANILA, Philippines — It’s the season of love and who are better to celebrate it with but those who, time and time again, have proven their unconditional love for us… dogs.
The local government of Muntinlupa announced on Thursday that its Office of the City Veterinarian (OCV) is hosting a Dog Adoption and Painting event in celebration of Valentine’s Day this Saturday, Feb. 11.
According to the city’s public information office, up to 18 dogs and puppies are looking for new owners, all of which have been cared for and treated by the OCV.
Muntinlupa Mayor Ruffy Biazon for his part said that it made sense that dogs are ideal “dates” on Valentine’s Day as they are “very loyal and are willing to make you very happy.”
“They are very unselfish and they look out for the benefit of their owners. So I encourage everyone to adopt, don’t shop, as these dogs need a home and family to be a part of,” Biazon added.
He then urged the public, especially potential fur parents to opt for adopting dogs in need, instead of buying from unregistered breeders which pose risks not just to the owners but to the pets themselves.
The Dog Adoption and Painting event will be held at the Alabang Town Center, Muntinlupa from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The OCV will also conduct vaccination and microchipping of pets during the whole-day activity.
Meanwhile, donations for extra dog supplies and needs, as well as to support volunteers are now being accepted.
Those who are willing to help are urged to donate to the Junior Chamber International under Karissa A. through GCash: 09762252808, or scan the QR code in the image.
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