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Hanoi to put together team to track down stray animals

Hanoi to put together team to track down stray animals

Thursday, April 14, 2022, 12:19 GMT+7
Hanoi to put together team to track down stray animals
Free-running dogs are seen playing without wearing muzzles at a park in Hanoi, Vietnam. Photo: Danh Trong / Tuoi Tre.

Hanoi will set up 579 squads to capture stray dogs and cats for rabies prevention and check official pet ownership declarations under a recently-issued plan for rabies prevention in the 2022-30 period.

Between 2022 and 2023, it is estimated that over 90 percent of the city's dogs and cats will be managed and vaccinated against rabies.

The city has set a goal of establishing rabies-free zones in all local districts by 2025.

Commune, ward, and township authorities are required to create a book outlining procedures for managing dogs and cats raised in the area as per the guidelines of specialized agencies.

Grassroots-level authorities in Hanoi are requested to update their dog and cat population counts at least twice a year.

Additionally, the data must be posted online in accordance with Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development regulations.

Pet owners who fail to vaccinate their dogs and cats against rabies as required by law will face administrative penalties.

If no receiver arrives within 48 hours of notification of the dog's capture, the authorities will determine how to handle the captured dog on their own.

Pet owners must report cat and dog breeding to communal and ward people's committees, be committed to keeping the dog in the household premises on a leash or in a confined area, maintain environmental hygiene, and avoid causing a disturbance to neighbors.

Additionally, they are asked to muzzle their dogs in public places, to strictly adhere to rabies vaccination requirements for dogs and cats, and to comply with identification marking protocols, such as wearing a collar for the canines, for dogs and cats that have been vaccinated against rabies.

Pet owners will also be responsible for all damages incurred as a result of their free-running dogs being apprehended, including the cost of housing and culling the canines.

If a dog or cat bites or scratches a person, the pet owner is legally obligated to financially compensate the victim.

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Hanoi will set up 579 squads to capture stray dogs and cats for rabies prevention and check official pet ownership declarations under a recently-issued plan for rabies prevention in the 2022-30 period.

Between 2022 and 2023, it is estimated that over 90 percent of the city's dogs and cats will be managed and vaccinated against rabies.

The city has set a goal of establishing rabies-free zones in all local districts by 2025.

Commune, ward, and township authorities are required to create a book outlining procedures for managing dogs and cats raised in the area as per the guidelines of specialized agencies.

Grassroots-level authorities in Hanoi are requested to update their dog and cat population counts at least twice a year.

Additionally, the data must be posted online in accordance with Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development regulations.

Pet owners who fail to vaccinate their dogs and cats against rabies as required by law will face administrative penalties.

If no receiver arrives within 48 hours of notification of the dog's capture, the authorities will determine how to handle the captured dog on their own.

Pet owners must report cat and dog breeding to communal and ward people's committees, be committed to keeping the dog in the household premises on a leash or in a confined area, maintain environmental hygiene, and avoid causing a disturbance to neighbors.

Additionally, they are asked to muzzle their dogs in public places, to strictly adhere to rabies vaccination requirements for dogs and cats, and to comply with identification marking protocols, such as wearing a collar for the canines, for dogs and cats that have been vaccinated against rabies.

Pet owners will also be responsible for all damages incurred as a result of their free-running dogs being apprehended, including the cost of housing and culling the canines.

If a dog or cat bites or scratches a person, the pet owner is legally obligated to financially compensate the victim.

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Linh To - Pham Tuan / Tuoi Tre News

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