Tame your dogs or face prosecution — Osun govt warns

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By Francis Ezediuno

Osun State Government has warned dog owners in the State to tame their dogs or face prosecution.

This warning is coming after dogs attacked and killed a baby in the Halleluyah Estate area of Osogbo in August.

During the attack, the mother of the five month old baby girl was also injured by the fierce looking dogs.

The warning was issued by the Commissioner for Agriculture and Food Security, Tola Faseru, while meeting with dog breeders, owners and veterinary outfits in the State.

Faseru had stated during the meeting that the State would not condone dogs unleashing terror on residents.

In his words, “Henceforth, dog owners will face necessary disciplinary action in line with the dictates of the law if any of their dogs is found culpable.

“The rate at which unlicensed dogs roam the streets aimlessly is unfortunate.

“It is now compulsory for all veterinary outfits to ensure that they are registered with the State government.”

He also revealed that the State government had put in place plans to ensure that all dogs must get an anti-rabies vaccination certificate.

“The certificates must be duly signed by a certified veterinarian,” he said.

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