St Kitts and Nevis: The government of the twin-island Federation has urged their citizens and residents to license their dogs in order to control the population of local dogs. The Ministry of Agriculture of St Kitts and Nevis has also outlined several other aspects related to the population of local dogs.
While encouraging the residents, the Chief Veterinary Officer in the Department of Agriculture, Dr Lesroy Henry, during an interview, stated, “It is necessary and tradition to license our dogs as dogs are supposed to be part of the family, and we have to keep a check on the dogs that have in the country.”
He further said that somehow this has slipped from the minds of the people as most of the people in the Federation of St Kitts and Nevis are not licensing their dogs. So that’s why the government is going to start the process again so the dogs in the country have be to mischiiped.
Henry also outlined that there will be a numbering system that we are implementing on the skins of dogs and once that is done, the dogs will also be categorized.
He further added that these categories would help everyone to determine the price that how much the dog’s owners have to pay to have their dogs licensed.
“A dog whose price could be 100 dollars and there is a dog that is not intact would be 50 dollars. So, this is the prime reason due to which we are encouraging the dog owners to license their dogs or to have their dogs spayed so that we could see the multiplication of gods on the street and without owners,” underscored Dr Henry.
He also spoke about the dangerous dogs in the country and asserted that they are not allowed in the Federation as per their track records. The reason behind this is that they have caused a lot of injuries not only to livestock but also to people.