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.