Back Stories » Saigon » Led by Doan Ngoc Hai, District 1 Dog-Catching Team Starts Removing Strays From Local Streets

On August 8, in coordination with the Ho Chi Minh City Veterinary Department, a dog inspection team started capturing stray dogs on the streets of District 1.

On Hoang Sa Street, the team noticed a young man leaving his dog off his leash. It was immediately captured and put into a van. Similarly, on Nguyen Dinh Chieu Street, the team snared three more dogs, bringing the morning total to five. Alarmed by the scene, local residents began to panic and rushed their dogs inside upon sight of the inspection team, according to Zing.

Vice Chairman of District 1 People’s Committee Doan Ngoc Hai informed the news source that owners would be fined VND600,000-800,000 if their dog was found wandering on the street without a leash or vaccine injection records. Moreover, if a dog was observed pooping in a public area, the owner must pay a fine of VND100,000-300,000.

All captured strays are brought to a shelter at 31 Mai Thi Luu Street in District 1; owners will have 72 to hours to pay the fine and claim their pets. They're also required to pay a daycare expense of VND50,000.

Last month, Vice Chairman Hai requested officials of all 10 wards and other related departments in District 1 to take action to control the number of stray dogs on the street, from July 19 to August 14. After that date, Hai and his team would commence collecting wandering pets and issuing fines.

[Photo via Zing]

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