After providing the first batch of dog vaccines (Nobivac® DHPPi+L) to the Philippine Animal Welfare Society Inc. (PAWS), a non-profit, non-governmental organization that focuses on humane education and animal rescue projects, Intervet Philippines delivered the second batch of companion animal vaccines. This time, the vaccines are for the shelter’s feline residents.
Some of PAWS regular projects involve the rescue, protection and rehabilitation of stray animals. Cats are considered as one of the common stray animals in the country. In the shelter, 60-70% of the population is composed of cats. Since most, if not all, of the rescued stray animals are either sick or in very poor health, it is considered important for the resident animals in the shelter to have immunity against major infectious diseases common in companion animals.
Intervet and PAWS forged a partnership that would enable them to provide more than adequate protection to all the animals in the center. The first delivery of vaccines was done in December 2006. This time Intervet provided Nobivac® Tricat, a combined live vaccine against feline herpes virus (FHV), feline calicivirus (FCV) and feline panleucopenia (FPL). Intervet also donated Nobivac® Rabies vaccines.
Dr. Mel Umandal, Technical Manager for Poultry & Companion Animal Products and Dr. Von Ebron, Marketing Manager of Intervet Philippines made the delivery. On behalf of PAWS, Shelter Manager Dr. Jeffrey Chua and Shelter Veterinarian Dr. Amihan Deña accepted the package and promised to continue PAWS’ noble task – “People helping animals. Animals helping people.”
From left to right: Dr. Mel C. Umandal, Technical Manager for Poultry & Companion Animals of Intervet Philippines, Inc., Ms. Christine Oxales, Shelter Secretary, Dr. Amihan Deña, Shelter Veterinarian, Dr. Jeffrey B. Chua, Shelter Manager of PAWS and Dr. Von Richard M. Ebron, Marketing Manager for Intervet Philippines, Inc..