Thirty (30) pet shops and a veterinary clinic of Pet Village in Tiendesitas, recently received their Certificates of Registration for Animal Facility. The said certificates were handed by the Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI) Director Efren C. Nuestro and Animal Welfare Division Officer-in Charge Dr. Angel B. Mateo during the turn over ceremonies held at People’s Village, Tiendesitas en Frontera Verde in Ortigas, Pasig City .
Registration of animal facilities is implemented by the bureau pursuant to the Republic Act(RA) 8485 otherwise known as “ The Animal Welfare Act of 1998” and Department of Interior and Local Government(DILG) Memorandum Circular No. 2005-01.
The said turn over ceremonies is the result of previous dialogues with Mr. Henry G. Babiera, Chief Executive Officer(CEO) of Las Islas Tiendesitas and The Ortigas Group of Companies about the necessity of complying with the regulation.
During the ceremonies, Mr. Babiera said that the awarding of certificates is a part of creating awareness to establishment owners, referred to as “locators” and the community that the facilities are registered for animal welfare. This is a continuation of his advocacy to comply with government regulations, as he has previously done with his kennel in Tagaytay City and zoo facility in Guimaras.
The Animal Welfare Division is tasked to implement the Animal Welfare Act with the objective of protecting and promoting the welfare of animals in the country by supervising and regulating the establishment and operation of all facilities used for breeding, maintaining, keeping, treating or training animals either as objects of trade or as household pets. Under the said act, all animal facilities should secure a certificate of registration from the Bureau of Animal Industry.
Further inquiries in relation to this can be obtained by calling (02) 924-79-51 or visiting the Animal Welfare Division, Bureau of Animal Industry, Visayas Ave. Diliman, Quezon City. Outside Metro Manila, application forms can be obtained from the DA RFUs Regulatory and Licensing Division. DA-BAI