Specific Objective #1
To increase the knowledge regarding responsible dog ownership and rabies prevention
Previous Strategies Done
ü “Bantay ko, Alaga ko”, a health education through a 20-minute comprehensive film about responsible dog ownership and rabies was shown to the residents of the Barangay. Before and after the film, only the dog owners were given pre-test and post test, evaluating their knowledge on rabies and responsible pet ownership. Pamphlets written in Bisaya were also given to the residents after the posttest. One hundred and thirteen (113) representatives per household attended the film-showing event conducted last October 17, 2016. Among them, thirty-five (80%) out of the 44 dog owners attended. There was an increase in the average scores of the dog owners from pretest score of 3.97 to post test score of 7.4.
Specific Objective #2 & 3
To increase the percentage of registered dogs from 0% to 70%
Previous Strategies Done
ü “Bantay Rabies sa Barangay,” a committee on the registry of dogs, and monitoring of dog bite cases in the barangay was formed last October 2016, consisting of the barangay officials in Goaw. The resolution supporting the formation of this committee is still made by the officials.
Current Strategy Done
ü “Bantay ko, Alaga ko,” mass dog registration alongside vaccination, in coordination with the Department of Agriculture and Goaw’s Bantay Rabies sa Barangay, was conducted. Initially, the event was done in the Barangay’s covered court. However, house-to-house dog registration along with vaccination was conducted the next day in order to vaccinate the dogs, which were not brought to the covered court due to restraining difficulties.
· As of November 2016, 64% of the dog owners participated in the mass dog registration; 71% of the dogs in Goaw were registered and 70% were vaccinated with the help of the Department of Agriculture and Goaw’s Bantay Rabies sa Barangay. One dog was registered but not vaccinated since the dog is reported to be less than 3 months old. Dogs who are less than 3 months old are not included in the criteria for dog vaccination. The owner was encouraged to bring the dog once it reaches its 3rd month on the office of the Department of Agriculture for vaccination.
o Mass dog registration and vaccination will be repeated this January 2017 to register the dogs whose owners were not available last November 2016.
As of October 2016, the film-showing on rabies and responsible pet ownership was successful as evidenced by an 80-percent attendance of the dog owners and an increase in their average scores from 3.97 to 7.4. The mass dog vaccination with registration was conducted this November 30, 2016 in coordination with the Department of Agriculture and Goaw’s Bantay Rabies sa Barangay. Through these activities, 70% of the dogs in Goaw were vaccinated and 71 % were registered. Overall, the number of dog owners practicing responsible dog ownership increased from 0 to 54% (24 out of 44 have basic knowledge on rabies and responsible dog ownership based on post test scores, have all of their dogs vaccinated and registered). To attain the group’s objective of increasing the number of dog owners practicing responsible dog ownership to 70%, the group plans to do house-to-house dog vaccination and registration again this January 2017.