REGISTRATION ON ANIMAL WELFARE (REPUBLIC ACT NO. 8485)


About the Service


        It is the purpose of this Act to protect and promote the welfare of all animals in the Philippines by supervising and regulating the establishment and operations of all facilities utilized for breeding, maintaining, keeping, treating or training of all animals either as objects of trade or as household pets. For purposes of this Act, pet animal shall include birds.

Schedule of Availability of Service

        Mondays to Fridays: 8:00AM to 5:00PM


Who may Avail of the Service 

        Owners of the following:
      • Animal Control Facility
      • Aviary 
      • Cattery / Kennel / Laboratory Animal Facility / Pet Shop 
      • Circus / Carnival / Animal Show 
      • Crocodile Farm 
      • Hog Farm / Poultry Farm 
      • Monkey Farm for Export 
      • Racetrack / Equestrian Establishment 
      • Small Animal Show 
      • Stockfarm / Coral / Stockyard / Stud Farm 
      • Veterinary Hospital / Veterinary Clinic 
      • Wildlife Rescue Center 
      • Zoo 
General Requirements
  1. Xerox copy of Mayor’s Permit for the current year.
  2. Xerox copy of business name with BDT/SEC (if corporate) and Articles of Inc. 
  3. ID picture of the Owner/General Manager and Veterinarian 
  4. Xerox copy of veterinarian registration / PRC ID and PTR 
  5. Notarized valid contract of leases of the space / building occupied (if applicant does not own) 
  6. Location plan
  7. Certificate that the owner/veterinarian has attended a sponsored-accredited seminar on Animal Welfare Act 
  8. Notarized financial statement 
  9. Environmental Clearance Certificate (ECC) from the Department of Environmental and Natural Resources (DENR) 

Duration of the Service

    Farm Inspection – 1 day
    Processing at Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI) – 1 day


Schedule of Fees

 

ESTABLISHMENT

INITIAL

(one year)

Php

RENEWAL

(three years)

Php

Animal Control Facility

P 100

P 300

Aviary

200

600

Cattery / Kennel / Laboratory Animal Facility / Pet Shop

100

300

Circus / Carnival / Animal Show

500

1,500

Crocodile Farm

500

1,500

Hog Farm / Poultry Farm

200

600

Monkey Farm for Export

300

900

Racetrack / Equestrian Establishment

300

900

Small Animal Show

100

300

Stockfarm / Coral / Stockyard / Stud Farm

300

900

Veterinary Hospital / Veterinary Clinic

100

300

Wildlife Rescue Center

100

300

Zoo

500

1,500

 

Surcharge: Upon renewal, a surcharge of 50% of the amount due shall be levied on every expired registration certificate.

Person to be contacted for Inquiries
Dr. Eduardo L. Lapuz Jr.
Dr. Agnes R. dela Cruz
Ms. Corazon de Guzman


Number to be contacted for Inquiries
DA – RFO III Regulatory Division – (045) 961-2934


How to avail the Service

Step

Client

Service Provider

Processing 
Time

Person in-Charge

1

Inquire requirements

Information and lecturing on the requirements needed

5 minutes

Dr. Eduardo Lapuz Jr. 
Dr. Agnes dela Cruz 
Ms. Corazon de Guzman 
Mr. Enrile Manio
Ms. Marilyn Velarde

2

Fill-up application form with the requirements (if not complete return to applicant)

Evaluation of documents (if complete schedule inspection and evaluation of facilities)

5 minutes

Dr. Eduardo Lapuz Jr. 
Dr. Agnes dela Cruz 
Ms. Corazon de Guzman 
Mr. Enrile Manio 
Ms. Marilyn Velarde

3

Wait for the schedule of evaluation and interview (owner/veterinarian/farm manager/staff) non-compliance on inspection and compliance – signed on the evaluation form. 

Pay registration fees

Inspection and evaluation of facilities/interview 

Re-inspection and evaluation compliance-signed on the evaluation form

Small Animal Facilities 
2-3 hours 

Large Animal Facilities 
1 day

Dr. Eduardo Lapuz Jr. 
Dr. Agnes dela Cruz 
Ms. Corazon de Guzman 
Mr. Enrile Manio 
Ms. Marilyn Velarde

4

 

Preparation to recommend and submit to BAI – Director and Animal Welfare Division for approval of registration

2 mins

Dr. Agnes dela Cruz

5

 

BAI/AWD recording processing & assignment of registration number BAI Director Approval

c/o BAI

BAI Director

6

Receive the registration certificate

DA-RFU III retrieval of registration certificate DA-RFU III record and file the documents

2 mins

Ms. Corazon de Guzman

Mr. Enrile Manio

7

Issuance of Certificate of Registration

Issuance of Certificate of AWA registration

2 mins

Ms. Corazon de Guzman 
Ms. Marilyn Velarde

END OF TRANSACTION

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