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Dog owners who are entering their canines in the Barbados Kennel Club’s All Breeds Championship Dog Show slated for Sunday, March 17, have been advised that unless their animals are licensed, they could be removed from the show.

This warning has come from Animal Control Officer with the Ministry of Health’s Animal Control Centre, Curtis Thompson, who explained that under the Dogs (Licensing and Control) Act, Sections 3 (1) (2), all dogs six months old and over must be licensed with the Centre.

"No exhibitors should be allowed to participate in this event unless the organisers can show proof that all of the exhibits’ owners or agents have satisfactorily fulfilled the requirements as set out in the regulations," he asserted.

Furthermore, he added that any dog found in a public place without a legal licence will be picked up and taken to the Animal Control Centre in accordance with Sections 13 and 14 of the Act. Persons desirous of licensing their dogs should call the Centre at 425-1033 or 425-5559.??

melissa.rollock@barbados.gov.bb

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