Authorities in Nha Trang, a popular tourist city in Khanh Hoa Province, south-central Vietnam, are expected to re-establish teams responsible for dealing with stray dogs following the incident where a foreign visitor was attacked by a dog along a street.
Nha Trang previously had teams specializing in catching stray dogs, the municipal People’s Committee stated. Each team included veterinarians, police officers, youth volunteers, and urban management officers.
However, these teams faced several difficulties due to the lack of space to keep stray dogs and a complicated handling process.
Commune and ward authorities also cited insufficient personnel, expertise, and tools.
Municipal authorities on Monday directed relevant agencies to look into the possibility of re-establishing these teams and are also seeking guidance from the Khanh Hoa Department of Agriculture and Rural Development.
This information was announced after a foreign tourist was attacked by a dog while walking along a street in Vinh Hiep Commune, Nha Trang City on Sunday.
|The foreign tourist is treated at a hospital following the dog attack in Nha Trang City, Khanh Hoa Province, Vietnam. Photo: Minh Chien / Tuoi Tre|
The victim was hospitalized with serious wounds on both of his arms.
Nguyen Chi Dung, chairman of the Vinh Hiep People’s Committee, confirmed that the dog was an Alabai belonging to Do Xuan Tung.
The owner has presented certificates proving his dog’s origin and vaccination status.
The canine broke away from its leash prior to the attack, chairman Dung stated, adding that it previously bit Tung’s father-in-law and a lottery ticket seller.
“The city’s veterinary unit worked with the dog owner, while police have booked the case,” the official elaborated.