Belmonte: Rescued dogs in QC now being trained as community service dogs – INQUIRER. net
Stray dogs in Quezon City will soon become salutary members from the community as the Quezon Town Veterinary Department (QCVD) started training them as support dogs.
Based on the QCVD report, the city rescues up to 57 dogs per day, including those surrendered by their owners. All are sheltered and listed because candidates for rehabilitation plus adoption to become pets of QCitizen families, emotional support dogs, or even explosive detection dogs.
“Before training them, our veterinarians make sure that the rescued animals undergo comprehensive assessment, health check, and even temperament test. This is for us to determine if a dog is suitable as a pet or a community service canine, ” said Mayor Pleasure Belmonte.
Each dog will undergo a three-day observation and a Safety Assessment with regard to Evaluating Rehoming (SAFER) check that identifies the dog’s comfort level with restraint and touch, reaction to new experiences including movement plus sound stimuli, bite inhibition, behavior around food and toys, plus arousal level toward other dogs.
They will also be screened for common disease conditions such since Parvovirus, Distemper, Transmissible Venereal Tumor and Mange plus parasitism. Only healthy dogs will be qualified for the Rehabilitation and Adoption Program.
Likewise, dogs that have satisfactorily passed the assessment are put upward for immediate adoption and some are usually further trained as emotional support plus community services dogs and undergo coaching on basic behavior, obedience and socialization.
“Since the particular establishment from the QC Pet Care plus Adoption Middle in November, the town has already partnered using the Quezon City Police District and Bureau associated with Fire Protection. These agencies will be the first recipients of selected sheltered dogs that will they will certainly further train as drug, bomb-sniffing, plus rescue canines, ” the mayor added.
According to City Veterinarian Dr. Ana Marie Cabel, the particular animals are also assigned to trainers that may oversee their daily progress to establish their own suitability regarding placement within different city government-run institutions including community care and rehabilitation services.
Aside from these, the city is also collaborating along with various animal groups to increase pet adoption and provide every pet a new family.
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