MoU addresses the nuisance issue of stray and abandoned animals

By Balqis Jazimah Zahari
Photo Fb Sandrea Ng

KAMPAR: The Kampar District Council, Batu Gajah District Council and Tapah District Council recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for Joint Operations on Stray Animals.

The Chairperson of the State Housing and Local Government Committee, Sandrea Ng Shy Ching stated that this is an initiative to address the issue of stray and wild animal disturbances more effectively.

“The issues of animal disturbances and safety arising from stray animals have always been a concern for the public.

“Road accidents and complaints related to these issues are also on the rise,” she said in a statement here.

Sandrea mentioned that this cross-border initiative between the Local Authorities (PBT) will strengthen enforcement regarding stray livestock and abandoned dogs.

“This cooperation enables the implementation of joint operations by sharing expertise, the assistance of personnel, operational coordination and law enforcement.

“For the long term, awareness campaigns and joint training will also be conducted,” she added.

She also stated that the State Government will work on tightening the regulations for the permanent identification of livestock and pet dogs to address the issue of stray animals.

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