As many of you will know, before the pandemic, we were hosting FREE mobile clinics on a regular basis, taking our veterinary team to the areas that need us most. Due to the COVID lockdown restrictions, we have been unable to travel with for over 6 months. Fortunately we have our Treatment Centre in Tarlac, where we have been able to hold our clinics from when restrictions first eased in June. However, our treatment centre is small and we could only help animals in the immediate area.
Thankfully, restrictions are now easing further in the Philippines and on Tuesday 29th September, we were able to hold a mobile clinic in the town of Maimpis, in the province of San Fernando Pampanga. We followed all COVID regulations to make sure that everyone was as safe as possible. If you want to read a little more about what those restrictions are, we have a whole blog post about them. Our team were delighted to be back out and helping communities after so long.
We had a great turn out with over 150 pets in attendance showing just how necessary our work is. They did some amazing work and we managed to conduct 32 spay/neuter surgeries, along with over 180 vaccinations. This is such an important part of the work we do in the Philippines as Spaying or neutering helps to prevent dog and cat overpopulation that results in a high number of strays.
Whilst we were really happy to have the opportunity to hold this clinic, it is not clear how many mobile clinics we will be allowed to do in the near future. We will, of course, keep you updated as and when we know more. Thank you for all of your support during these tough times!