Follow in the footsteps of the team to catch dogs that are loose and not muzzled in Hanoi
April 15, 2022 07:29 GMT+7
On the evening of April 14, members of the team to catch stray dogs in Kim Giang ward (Thanh Xuan, Hanoi) rode motorbikes to check the streets, used a net with a steel pipe handle to catch the dog and then locked it in an iron cage. .
At about 19:30 on April 14, the team to catch the stray dogs in Kim Giang ward (Thanh Xuan district) started to go on a mission. Members who are street guards said that before participating in the task, they were supported with rabies vaccination and trained in handling experience to avoid being bitten by dogs.
|The team to catch stray dogs in Kim Giang ward went on a mission.|
Mr. Ngo Nguyen Bac, captain of the dog-catching team in Kim Giang ward, said that the team usually patrols to catch dogs twice a week. At first, when seeing domestic dogs being caught, many people reacted and caused many difficulties for the working group, but after explaining, people were also much more aware. After more than 3 years of operation, the number of stray dogs has decreased.
|Mr. Ngo Nguyen Bac, captain of the team to catch stray dogs in Kim Giang ward (Thanh Xuan district) has 3 years of working experience.|
During about an hour of patrolling all corners of Kim Giang ward, the team discovered and seized two dogs that were loose on the street.
“Violating dogs will be brought to the ward to be kept in captivity and fed, then a loudspeaker will be broadcast to announce the search for owners. Usually, there are two sanctioned errors: not vaccinating and letting the dog go on the street, for each of these errors, the dog owner is fined 1,500,000 VND”, Mr. Bac said.
However, there were also many people who saw their dogs being caught and rebelled against the working group.
|Many dog owners do not cooperate when the authorities are on duty.|
Reported by PV on the evening of April 14, Pham Thi Lan’s household saw that her dog was caught, causing difficulties for the working group. After listening to the dog catcher’s explanation, Ms. Lan went home to get a certificate of vaccination for the dog and went to the ward to pay a fine to bring the dog home.
“My dog was locked in the house without a leash, so I ran out onto the street, I didn’t know, at first when I saw people catching dogs I didn’t know how to react, after being explained by the uncles, I knew what I did was wrong. I promise to chain the dog carefully in the house in the future, “said Ms. Lan.
|The captured stray dogs were kept in iron cages and brought to the ward People’s Committee headquarters for handling.|
Ms. Dao Thi Thanh Tam, Vice Chairwoman of Kim Giang Ward People’s Committee informed that Kim Giang ward is one of the first two wards in Hanoi to establish a team of 7 members to catch stray dogs.
“When we catch the stray dogs, we will lock them up, then we will announce to the dog owners on loudspeakers and zalo groups of the ward. During the time we keep the dogs in the ward, we feed them well. Within 48 hours, if no one comes to receive it, we will take it to the pet care and protection hospital in Bao Son Paradise”, Ms. Tam said.
According to Ms. Tam, violators often release dogs in the early morning or late at night, outside office hours, forcing the working group to work overtime. “Many dogs let loose, and when the working group caught them, there was no one to receive them, so the ward People’s Committee had to contact the veterinary station to advise and hand over them to suitable adoption points,” said Ms. Tam.
|The dog catcher is a net racket, with an iron pipe handle.|
|The first stray dog was discovered and captured after about 15 minutes of patrolling.|
|Iron cage is equipped to keep the dog.|
|The team members go to every corner and street in the ward to find the dogs that don’t have a muzzle.|
|About an hour later, the team caught the second dog.|
|During the work, many dog owners did not cooperate with the authorities at first.|
|The dogs are well fed.|
|Dog owners bring identification documents and vaccination certificates to pay the fine and receive the dog.|
|After being propagated and explained, dog owners are aware that letting dogs out on the street is dangerous and affects the environment.|
Ms. Nguyen Thuy Dung, a veterinary officer in Thanh Xuan district, said that the activity of catching stray dogs without muzzles is mainly to raise the awareness of owners and ensure safety for people around. people support. Dogs that have not been vaccinated must be vaccinated before they can be brought home, in case the dog bites and causes rabies to humans.
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