The Animal Control Centre will conduct a week-long licensing outreach programme from Monday, May 3 to Friday, May 7, at Chalky Mount, St. Andrew, near the primary school.

A collaborative effort between the Centre and the Hope Martin Foundation, the programme, which runs from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m., aims to ensure registration of dogs and will provide information on the proper care and treatment of these animals.

It is also aimed at continuing the interface at the community level and heightening public awareness about treatment and care of the canine population.

Dog owners from Bissex, Cambridge, Les Beholden, Chalky Mount, Hope Well and Coggins are invited to come out and gain information on neutering, spaying, micro-chipping, licensing of kennels and the proper construction of homes for dogs.

The role and function of the Animal Control Centre will also be highlighted and officers will discuss legislation as it relates to the keeping of dogs. Meanwhile, the Animal Control Centre is also reminding the public that a team will maintain a presence at the Animal Control Centre, the Lazaretto Compound, Lower Black Rock, St. Michael, at the St. Philip Polyclinic and the Maurice Byer Polyclinic in St. Peter.

This is necessary to facilitate licensing and to have any dogs euthanized during that week.

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