No more feeding stray dogs in Legian, official warns

It’s now forbidden to feed stray canines in Legian as the favored vacationer space’s administration is seeking to curb the unfold of rabies. Abandoning canines within the space can be now formally banned by native authorities. 

A poster outlining the brand new guidelines was photographed and has made the rounds on-line not too long ago. An official has now confirmed that the poster and the brand new guidelines are legit.

Legian District Chief Putu Eka Martini was quoted by Kumparan as saying that the brand new guidelines went into impact final week amid a latest rabies scare and to make sure seashores within the space are saved clear.

“Earlier than this there have been many stray canines with out house owners and have been taken care of by canine lovers who fed them [on the spot],” Putu Eka mentioned.

“It’s unclear whether or not stray canines have been vaccinated or not.”

Putu Eka mentioned that stray canines usually drop their waste on the streets. She added that the district workplace had hoped that canine lovers adopted the strays as an alternative of simply feeding them on the road.

Amid the brand new guidelines, Putu Eka mentioned the workplace is working carefully with native animal shelters to relocate the canines.

“Be at liberty to feed them within the animal shelters,” she mentioned.

4 individuals, together with two international nationals, have been reportedly bitten by stray canines in Legian final month. The canines in these circumstances later examined constructive for rabies.

When requested in regards to the new guidelines, Bali Animal Welfare Affiliation (BAWA) founder and director Janice Girardi instructed Coconuts that vaccinating and sterilizing can be the reply for rabies management.

“Feeding canines socializes the canines, making it simple to catch them for rabies vaccinations, well being remedies and sterilization. That’s the reply to rabies management though it takes lots of effort and all sectors working collectively,” she mentioned.

EDITOR’S NOTE: We up to date this text with an announcement from BAWA.

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