The Glebe Polyclinic in St. George will be the venue for the next outreach programme of the Animal Control Centre.

The two-week licensing exercise, which will run from Tuesday, August 4, to Friday, August 14, will be held each working day from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.

Officers from the centre will be on hand to ensure registration of dogs and to provide information in the form of pamphlets and brochures on the proper care and treatment of these animals.

Dog owners will also be provided with information on neutering, spaying, micro-chipping, licensing of kennels and the proper construction of homes for dogs will be given to patrons.

The role and function of the Animal Control Centre will be highlighted and officers will discuss legislation as it relates to the keeping of dogs.

This outreach programme is aimed at continuing the interface at the community level and heightening public awareness about the treatment and care of the canine population. It is also aimed at achieving island-wide registration of these animals.

On this occasion, the Centre is projecting that some 300 new dogs will be licensed.

Members of the public are invited to obtain a licence during this exercise, which will be at a cost of $5.00 for one year or $10.00 for three years. They are also reminded that a team will still be at the Animal Control Centre, the Lazeretto Compound, Lower Black Rock, St. Michael; the Six Roads, St. Philip Polyclinic; and the Maurcie Byer Polyclinic in St. Peter to facilitate the regular licensing and surrendering of dogs.

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