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San Pablo City, Laguna is providing evacuation sites during floods not only to people but also to pets.

The city government’s veterinarian Dr. Farah Jayne Orsolino announced Friday that its Pet Rescue Center at the San Pablo Central School can temporarily accommodate pets in 10 double-door cages during an emergency situation.

A veterinarian and caretaker will take care of the pets and provide the animals with food, leash, medicine and even food supplements.

The Pet Rescue Center is expected to relieve the stress and burden among pets and their owners during a calamity like flood and storm surge. However, the center is limited to cats and dogs so the city government may fall short of its initiative in promoting animal welfare in accordance with the law.

For city residents with rabbits, roosters, carps, iguanas, pythons and even tarsiers for pets, they may have to wait for the Rescue Center to have extra room for them.

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