Castries Mayor vows to rid City of stray dogs

Press Release:-Castries, February 17, 2017 – The Mayor of Castries has expressed his commitment to rid the capital of stray dogs.

His Lordship Peterson D. Francis remains concern but resolute in his aim after pronouncements sometime last year that there was an immediate need to clear the City of Castries of the stray animals.

“The number of stray dogs in the country’s capital will decrease drastically over the course of the next few weeks. We will get rid of the stray dog problem in a humane manner,” he asserted.

It has been estimated that over 100 stray dogs wander the streets of Castries. They serve a nuisance and can be seen scattering trash all over the streets.

According to Mayor Francis, “the responsibility should be leveled at dog owners and communities within close proximity to the capital. They should be blamed for the increasing stray dog population in Castries, adding that a private company had been contracted to clear the City of stray dogs. We know the many problems associated with the pooches. It is unhygienic, poses as a health risk to members of the public and an eye-saw in certain cases”.

The Castries Mayor expressed that the problem is not solely in St. Lucia, but also in other Caribbean islands as well.

The campaign to rid Castries of stray dogs started last weekend and so far some 26 dogs have been impounded.

Prior to that, officials from the Office of the Mayor met with the St. Lucia Animal Protection Society to discuss the operation.

18 Comments

  1. Anonymous
    February 17, 2017 at 8:54 pm

    Stray dogs, stray dogs, in de city, dropping poop by the CDC.
    Stray dogs, stray dogs, in de city dropping poop by the sea at Vigie.
    Boy them areas so stinky, right in the middle of the city….
    Stray dogs, stray dogs in the city, being removed by de CCC….

  2. Sharon terrell
    February 17, 2017 at 9:22 pm

    Poor Dogs trying just trying to survive,they cannot take care of their selfs.You would think people would stop breeding dogs or stop throwing dogs on the street all dogs should be licensed and registered on the island so that people would be held accountable for dog dumping.

    1. Mike Poston
      April 27, 2017 at 8:34 pm

      Amen!

  3. Anonymous
    February 17, 2017 at 11:24 pm

    Francis is making Castries great again !!! Now only people will be craping in the streets.

  4. Sandra Harris
    February 18, 2017 at 12:43 am

    I can only hope the city will stay true to its word regarding the humane treatment of taking the poor strays off the street. This problem is caused by the people. Good idea to educate the population so this problem is not repeated. And the city should help with the spaying & neutering of pets for those that need support or reduce costs to keep pets healthy and licensed.

  5. Anonymous
    February 18, 2017 at 3:47 am

    The city only

  6. Julie Fowles
    February 18, 2017 at 6:53 am

    It’s not fair on those poor dogs is it ,what ave they ever done to ppl ,why can’t they just rehome them ,instead of getting rid of them ,it’s disgusting

  7. Anonymous
    February 18, 2017 at 8:45 am

    And how dare whoever say the dogs making places smell. Hello! Is yall humams dat pissing and deficating everywhere! Its a dog…its homelessl, it only kinda bathes when it rains. Some of the zombies or should i say ‘vagrants” smelling worse than dogs. D dogs go walk in the rain, the zombies sheltering wen it raining. Apparantly vigie beach too far for them to walk to go bathe. They aint got a job, they have nuff time to go batje themselves vigie beach or something. I see nuff ppl, well dressed just come and pee by the cdc market deh. D humans making d place smell more than d dogs. How dare yall blame dogs for garbage and smells. When friday night everybody by dexter deh on jeremie street, how many toilet facilities they have to pee?. Yall humans put yall trash weh dogs cant get to it. Spread black peeper in it. How dare yall blame the stray dogs. Freaking humans that cause them to be deh in the first place!

  8. Cabbie
    February 18, 2017 at 12:02 pm

    While you’re clearing the streets of stray dogs, how about including the zombies , beggars and peasants in the street cleansing.
    That human trash is more of a problem to tourism industry than the dogs are.
    Just go smell the stench of urine at “Castries Market”, the dogs didn’t do it, the Jumbies did!
    Horrible excuse to destroy defenseless animals. The worst offenders are the trashy people pissing & crapping in Castries.

    1. Anonymous
      February 19, 2017 at 5:12 pm

      I totally agree with you and last persons comment humans are MUCH worse than the poor dogs who only wanted love. Get rid of the HUMANS incding the bloody mayor😅😅😅

  9. Invest One Dollar per dog
    February 18, 2017 at 4:11 pm

    Give the stray dogs to the Chinese invest one dollar per dog I am sure we have millions of stray dogs in St Lucia

  10. 666
    February 18, 2017 at 4:52 pm

    I hope killing them is not the only option.

  11. Sharon terrell
    February 18, 2017 at 6:12 pm

    INVEST ONE DOLLAR per DOG…the chinese will cook them they cook dogs in china.its a delicacie,and the law,damn china.

    1. Anonymous
      February 19, 2017 at 5:15 pm

      You are sick😱😫😩

  12. Sharon terrell
    February 18, 2017 at 6:14 pm

    CABBI ….yes good point,include the jumbies and dirty drunkards,woooo lol.

    1. Anonymous
      February 19, 2017 at 5:19 pm

      If you get rid of junkies scum etcetera humans would be wiped out Now that sounds nice. For all dogs 😁😁

  13. Joe Delhi
    February 19, 2017 at 3:05 am

    Politicians should be cleared 1st
    Get rid of them

  14. Mike Poston
    April 27, 2017 at 8:38 pm

    This guy better keep to his word! It’s not the dogs fault it is the fault of humans. And Romania is a hole for a country. No dog should even live there. Meanwhile you’ve got Christian Radu The other Romanian mayor who wants to get rid of dogs. He’s even more evil. He needs to be ousted. fast.

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