March is widely recognized as rabies awareness month; a campaign aimed to educate the public about the risks associated with rabies and to promote measures that can prevent its spread. As part of our proactive approach to building a better community, we at Bounty, have been doing our own anti-rabies campaigns helping pet owners who were not able to afford vaccination for their furry friends for over a decade now.
Over the years, our internal Broiler team, with the help of different animal welfare associations and LGUs, has vaccinated more than 20,000 cats and dogs in the Philippines for free. Rabies can be fatal and there are about 200-300 recorded deaths in the Philippines each year from this deadly but preventable disease; this is why vaccination campaigns like ours cannot be overstated.
Through these efforts, we hope to create a culture of responsible pet ownership in our community, where pet owners are aware of the risks of rabies and take proactive measures to protect their pets and their families. The campaign also aims to encourage local government units to prioritize rabies control programs and allocate resources for the procurement of anti-rabies vaccines.
We believe the impact of our free vaccination campaign goes beyond just the animals; the program has not only prevented unnecessary deaths but has also improved the overall health and safety of the communities we belong to.
This anti-rabies campaign is a shining example of how corporate social responsibility can make a significant difference in the lives of people and their pets. This a reminder that we all have a role to play in making our world a better place, and by working together, we can achieve great things.