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Osun gov’t sets new laws for dogs, owners


Osun gov’t sets new laws for dogs, owners

In response to the recent tragic incident in Osogbo, the capital city of Osun State, where a baby lost their life in a dog attack, the Osun State government has issued a stern warning to dog owners, urging them to take responsibility for the control of their pets or face legal consequences.

Speaking during a meeting with dog breeders, owners, and veterinary outfits in the state, the Commissioner for Agriculture and Food Security, Tola Faseru, emphasized that the state would not tolerate dogs causing harm and terrorizing residents any longer. Faseru made it clear that dog owners would be subject to disciplinary action as prescribed by the law if any of their dogs were found to be responsible for any harm or damage.

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“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.

“Similarly, all dogs must get anti-rabies vaccination certificate, which must be duly signed by a certified veterinarian,” he said.

The Commissioner extended heartfelt condolences to the family affected by the tragic incident in Hallelujah Estate Area, Osogbo, where a five-month-old baby lost their life and the mother sustained injuries due to a dog bite.

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