Mugisa says that stray dogs have become a menace and a huge challenge especially to children and residents with livestock because they are not vaccinated and therefore likely to spread diseases.
The Kagadi town council officials have embarked on Poisoning stray dogs in the area.Photo by Emmanuel Okello.
At least 32 dogs have been killed as authorities
in Kagadi Town Council embarked on a campaign to eliminate stray dogs in the area.
Geoffrey Mugisa, the Principal Town Clerk of Kagadi Town Council says that they are eliminating
the stray dogs using DAIT poison, which is placed around garbage dumping sites. Mugisa
says that stray dogs have become a menace and a huge challenge especially to children and
residents with livestock because they are not vaccinated and therefore likely to spread diseases.
says, poisoning of stray dogs is going to be a continuous exercise and urged the general public to domesticate
and vaccinate their dogs. Similarly, Geoffrey Businge, the
LCIII Chairperson of Kagadi Town Council says that the plan to eliminate stray dogs is in line with a council resolution to
have an orderly and clean town.
the move has angered some of
the dog owners accusing the officials of failing to alert them on restraining
their dogs before the activity started. Joseph
Kyomuhendo, a resident of Kagadi town who lost three of his dogs said that that the dogs are attracted to the city centre because of the heaps of garbage that remain uncollected.
Nsubuga, a resident of Muhumbu cell in Kagadi town who also lost his lone dog explains that the dog was his only source of security since he stays
in an isolated place from the town centre.