The Animal Control Centre will be conducting a two-week licensing outreach programme at the Randall Philips Polyclinic Inspectorate Department, from July 20 to 30.

It will be held from 9:00 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.

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 designed to achieve island-wide registration of these animals.

On this occasion, the Centre has projected that some 300 new dogs will be licensed.

Members of the public are invited to obtain a licence during this exercise.?? There will be a fee of $5 for one year, or $10 for three years. Persons are also reminded that a team will still be at the Animal Control Centre, the Lazaretto Compound, Lower Black Rock, St. Michael, at the St. Philip Polyclinic and the Maurcie Byer Polyclinic in St. Peter, to facilitate the regular licensing of dogs.

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