The Ministry of Agriculture will be strengthening its stray dog control campaign.

This follows the recent attack on Amari Whippy in Nadi by stray dogs and echoing a nationwide call for immediate action in response to the attack by the Prime Minister-Voreqe Bainimarama’s message.

Minister for Agriculture-Doctor Mahendra Reddy says his ministry will immediately step up its dog control campaigns to avoid the repetition of such incidents.

Reddy says stray dogs are domestic dogs that have escaped, not well looked after or have been deliberately released and create a number of economic, environmental, social and public health problems.

An intensive 8 week stray dog control program will be implemented by the Ministry of Agriculture, with the Ministry of Local Government, Fiji Police Force, local Municipalities and animal welfare organizations beginning this week.

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