CCC begins removing stray dogs from City

CCC begins removing stray dogs from City

The Castries Constituencies Council (CCC), has started a campaign to remove stray dogs from the City in collaboration with the Saint Lucia Animal Protection Society (SLAPS).

The Mayor’s Office has disclosed that since the campaign started last weekend, some twenty stray animals have been removed from the streets.

It is estimated that there are more than 100 stray dogs roaming the streets of Castries and its environs.

It was disclosed that SLAPS will care for some of the animals  that are taken off the streets others will be euthanised by a Veterinarian and still others may be handed over to security companies here for possible training to be used in their canine divisions.

A local company has been given the contract to catch the strays, the Times has been informed.

A CCC official told the Times that every effort is being made to ensure that the animals are humanely treated.

The presence of stray dogs in Castries has been a source of concern for persons who visit the capital and transact business there.

Just recently, vendors near the Vigie Beach had complained to the Times about a number of dogs that roam the area, at times attacking people generally being a nuisance.

 

 

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6 Comments

  1. Anonymous
    February 17, 2017 at 3:43 pm Reply

    I recall that when I was a child that there was a guy called “Norman Chien” or “Norman Dog’ who was the official stray dog catcher. Boy how we pestered that poor man with all the children (and some adults) shouting out Norman Chien! We had to run and take cover after calling him names because he would pelt some big stones our way and the stones would occasionally smash the windscreens of any cars they landed on!

  2. Anonymous
    February 17, 2017 at 4:58 pm Reply

    They might have a new name for the guys who catch the dogs now: Police Chien

    1. Anonymous
      February 17, 2017 at 5:04 pm Reply

      It’s probably a good thing that the name of the company hired to remove the dogs has not been published.

  3. Anonymous
    February 17, 2017 at 5:21 pm Reply

    Stray dogs, stray dogs, in the city, dropping poop by the CDC.
    Strays dogs, stray dogs, in the 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….

  4. Anonymous
    February 18, 2017 at 8:16 am Reply

    Lol

  5. Anonymous
    February 21, 2017 at 2:59 pm Reply

    Did that idiot think that song was cute? Must be a stray themself.

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