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Ministry Ensures Humane Treatment Of cats, Dogs

The Ministry of Agriculture’s Health and Production Division, the Suva City Council and veterinary students of Charles Sturt University from Sydney, Australia, are carrying out a de-sexing drive for cats
08 Jul 2016 10:15
Ministry Ensures  Humane Treatment  Of cats, Dogs
A student from Charles Sturt University (right) examining a dog. Photo: DEPTFO News

The Ministry of Agriculture’s Health and Production Division, the Suva City Council and veterinary students of Charles Sturt University from Sydney, Australia, are carrying out a de-sexing drive for cats and dogs in the Suva areas.

The Ministry of Agriculture’s principal research officer livestock,  Eroni Tamani,  said the objective of the exercise was to ensure the humane treatment of animals with a particular focus on dogs and cats as aligned to the Dogs Act (Cap 168).

“This activity is to embrace the global animal welfare pillars guided by the World Animal Health Organisation (OIE) and also to control the dog and cat population,” Mr Tamani said.

“Once the population is controlled the existence of stray dogs and cats will be minimised with the younger population having a supervised and regulated environment.

“There is a need for dogs and cats in urban areas to be licensed so that they can be well established.”

The de-sexing exercise for cats and dogs ends today.

Source: DEPTFO News

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