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De-sexing to curb stray animals

July 7, 2016 5:51 pm

A de-sexing drive of pets especially dogs and cats is currently at Toa Street in Vatuwaqa.

The Ministry of Agriculture’s Animal Health and Production Division with Suva City Council and the Veterinary students of Charles Sturt University, Sydney, Australia started the drive on Tuesday.

Principal Research Officer [Livestock] Eroni Tamani says the objective of the activity is to ensure the humane treatment of companion animal’s focus only on dogs and cats through de-sexing that is of Dogs Act.

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He says that once the population is controlled the existence of stray dogs and cats will be minimized with the younger population having a supervised and regulated environment.

He adds that there is a need for dogs and cats in urban areas to be licensed so that they can be well established.

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