August 24, 2012

Reducing stray animals in the capital town

Stray animals in the Philippines
The Local Government Unit (LGU) of Lagawe, Ifugao has imposed fees and penalties on impounded stray animals. This is in pursuant to the municipality's goal of reducing unwanted animals particularly dogs roaming around the town center causing unsanitary environment and worse, carrying rabies. In a report submitted to PIA, owners whose animals are caught astray and have incurred damages to properties shall pay the fee of PhP200 for the first offense, PhP400 for the second offense, and PhP500 for the third offense (including payment of damages incurred by the astray animal). Let us hope for the success of this policy though it is a big challenge ahead considering cultural backgrounds and social behavior differences. What do you have in mind about this issue?
***Reference: M.L. Lihgawon, Lagawe imposes fees and penalties on impounded stray animals, Aug.15, 2012

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