Light Rail Transit Authority (LRTA) administrator Hernando Cabrera said pets will be allowed inside LRT-2 stations and trains from Feb. 1, subject to certain rules set by the LRTA.
The LRTA official said pets should be fully vaccinated against rabies and that they should be placed inside a cage. The pets should also wear diapers.
“Cleanliness should be maintained. We are implementing the usual policies in place in other pet-friendly establishments. Pets should be caged. If they are just leashed, we could have operational problems inside the train or station,” Cabrera, quoted by an ABS-CBN News report, said.
The LRTA also discourages the public from bringing “large” pets given how trains could be crowded, especially during rush hours. “If the pet is too big, they could have difficulty boarding the train. Sometimes it’s packed with passengers,” the official said.
He said the LRTA would release additional guidelines on the policy that it teased on its social media pages on Wednesday.
Early last year, certain pets were also allowed inside MRT-3 trains, with their owners required to follow several rules.