Suva

Ministry ensures humane treatment of cats and dogs

A de-sexing drive for cats and dogs in the Suva area is being carried out by the Ministry of Agriculture’s Health and Production Division and the Suva City Council together with the Veterinary students of Charles Sturt University, Sydney, Australia. Ministry of Agriculture, Principal Research Officer Livestock Mr Eroni Tamani said the objective of the […]

DEPTFO

July 7, 2016 5:32 pm

A de-sexing drive for cats and dogs in the Suva area is being carried out by the Ministry of Agriculture’s Health and Production Division and the Suva City Council together with the Veterinary students of Charles Sturt University, Sydney, Australia.

Student of the Charles Sturt University examining a dog. (DEPTFO)
Student of the Charles Sturt University examining a dog. (DEPTFO)

Ministry of Agriculture, Principal Research Officer Livestock Mr Eroni Tamani said the objective of the exercise is to ensure the humane treatment of animals with a particular focus on dogs and cats as aligned to the Dogs Act (Cap 168).

TAMANI: “This activity is to embrace the global animal welfare pillars guided by the World Animal Health Organization (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.

TAMANI: “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.

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