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The Municipality of Funchal (CMF) will hold its first anti-rabies vaccination and electronic identification campaign for dogs over three months old, from 10 am to 12 noon in the parish of Santa Luzia on Saturday 22nd. The actions in Santa Luzia will take place in the respective Neighbourhood Centre of the parish, located at Rua Pedro José de Ornelas. On July 29th, the same will happen from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the same place.

The campaign will arrive later, in São Martinho, in the respective Civic Centre, on July 29th from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., and August 2 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

The third parish involved in this first phase will be, in turn, the Imaculado Coração de Maria, where the campaign will take place in Quinta do Poço, on August 19 between 10 am and 12 noon and on August 23 from 6 p.m.

“This is a free campaign promoted by the Municipality, in collaboration with all Parish Councils of the county, which includes vaccination, placement of the chip and registration of animals,” explains Idalina Perestrelo, vice president of the municipality.

For the mayor, these actions represent “a great step towards the animal cause and public health and are an important opportunity for the residents of domestic animals.”

In this first phase, vaccination and identification of cats is not yet included in the campaign.

It will be great to see this pushed out to other Camara’s, but also it needs people to check on households to Make sure all dogs are tagged, and fines dished out to those who have not complied.