Philippine Pet Birth Control Center Foundation (PPBCC) is a SEC-registered non-profit organization that works tirelessly to stop the spread of rabies through cat and dog population control.
The path we follow as a foundation leads us to work collaboratively with local government units (LGUs), private animal welfare organizations, rescue groups, and individual advocates; raise funds to continue subsidizing kapon procedures; and advance the health and safety of humans and non-human animals in our communities.
Rabies remains to be a neglected endemic disease that is equally fatal and preventable in both humans and non-human animals. Transmission occurs when the rabies virus (lyssavirus) comes in contact with humans and non-human mammals through a bite or scratch from an infected animal. In extremely rare cases, it can also be acquired from organ transplants. The rabies virus attacks the central nervous system, once it enters the brain it is almost impossible to be treated. 200-300 Filipinos die from this disease every year.
Anti-rabies vaccination is the most commonly used method in regional prevention and eradication of rabies, however it will only be truly eliminated with animal population control.
Cat and Dog Population control
Apart from rabies eradication, animal population control can also benefit the overall welfare of animals in the country. Cat and dog overpopulation results in abuse, neglect, and abandonment; it is also the main culprit for high kill shelters. Stray animals and the overpopulation of stray animals are dilemmas that affect every community, and are attributed to the spread of rabies from one area to another. Rabies affects and shows no discrimination to animals whether housed or stray.
The overpopulation of homeless animals is an issue that has an easy, safe, and reliable solution.
Spaying/neutering or kapon is a routine surgical procedure in which the reproductive organs of the animals are removed. The surgery prevents thousands of animals from being born into a life of hardship, and it is a gift that cat and dog parents can grant not just for the welfare of their companion animals but also for other stray animals that are already in existence.