Catch perpetrators of animal cruelty cases, Rama orders CDRRMO

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Mayor Mike Rama has instructed the Cebu City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (CCDRMO) to help the police investigate the animal cruelty cases in the city.

In a press conference Thursday, Rama called it “unpardonable and condemnable.”

He ordered CCDRMO director Harold Alcontin to seek the assistance of barangay officials in the police investigation and the filing of charges against those responsible for the deaths of these animals. (

“I’d like to direct now Harold, connect with the police and get it to the bottom, together with the barangay officials and … whoever may have committed it we’ll bring them to court. Have them prosecuted,” said Rama.

Earlier, Cebuanos and netizens expressed sympathy and anger after learning of the tragic dog killing in Guadalupe.

On May 12, a pet owner from Guadalupe and his wife awoke to the shocking news that their five dogs were poisoned by an unidentified perpetrator.