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Stray dogs a nuisance in Canouan

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Owners of stray dogs on the island of Canouan have until November 18 to bring their animals under control.{{more}}

A release from the Agency for Public Information says that stray dogs on the island of Canouan have developed into a major concern with respect to health and safety.

Chief Agricultural Officer Reuben Robertson has said the stray dogs jaywalk across the runway and can cause accidents to aircraft landing and takeoff. They destroy sheep and goats and defecate in the surroundings and in the open, thus exposing residents to Hookworms.

The Chief Agricultural Officer said after consultation with his Chief Veterinary Officer, a two-week time-frame is being given, effective Saturday, November 5, 2011, for all owners whose dogs are loose and uncontrolled, to desist from such practices and have their dogs tied and housed.

Robertson said the Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Transformation, Forestry and Fisheries will be taking definitive steps to have these dogs effectively controlled after the two-week time-frame expires.

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