Fiji Time: 10:03 AM on Wednesday 4 May

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Council traps 400 stray dogs

Litia Vulaidausiga
Thursday, July 03, 2014

MORE than 400 dogs have been trapped and transported to the Vunato dump site by the Lautoka City Council since last December.

Special administrator Praveen Bala said this would be an ongoing exercise to address the large number of stray dogs roaming around Lautoka.

"There's a lot of stray dogs around and we are doing our best," he said.

He said it was unfortunate that dog poisoning was now banned and trapping the dogs was the only way they could decrease their numbers in the municipality.

The trappings take place every night and once the dogs are carted to Vunato, their owners are able to claim them.

Those who are not fetched are put to sleep by the Ministry of Agriculture.

Mr Bala noted there were cases of people being attacked and cited pet owners as irresponsible for not securing their dogs and making an issue when claiming them at Vunato.

"We all love our pets but you have to take care of them and also look after the safety of others," said Mr Bala.








Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.61870.5997
JPY 52.481149.4811
GBP 0.33370.3257
EUR 0.42280.4108
NZD 0.70910.6761
AUD 0.65260.6276
USD 0.48800.4710

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 4th May 2016

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Nude pose
  2. 'Not my decision'
  3. Police inquiry into bullet find
  4. Koya: Be fair to all Fijians
  5. Engineer queries claims on building
  6. $3 burden for firms
  7. Ministry tracks down $2m wage creditors
  8. PM: People are our success
  9. Push for Adopt a School Program
  10. Tourism on $2b track

Top Stories this Week

  1. Tale of pain Monday (02 May)
  2. A son's fatal ride Monday (02 May)
  3. Boy needs $500 a week to live Monday (02 May)
  4. Spirit haunts village Tuesday (03 May)
  5. Cracks and holes deem building unsafe Monday (02 May)
  6. Family, friends bid farewell to car crash victim Monday (02 May)
  7. Bullet found on aircraft Tuesday (03 May)
  8. Sex talk worry Tuesday (03 May)
  9. Rawaca's hospital bill payment saga Thursday (28 Apr)
  10. WAF orders staff to work from home Friday (29 Apr)