22 Mar 2005

Renewed efforts to introduce better dog controls laws in Samoa

10:24 pm on 22 March 2005

A new push is underway in Samoa to introduce new legislation that will help control the dog population.

A visit by the President of the International Fund for Animal Welfare, or IFAW, has focused attention on marauding, dangerous dogs.

A vet working in Samoa and funded by Jan Allen says the old legislation is too complicated and a revamp of the existing laws would be welcome:

"Even simplication perhaps and maybe even more heavier demands as in restrict..apparently in Niue there are restrictions of two dogs to a household and a female is allowed to have one litter only and I think that sort of regualtion would be ideal it might be a little hard to enforce, but it would be ideal here."

Vet Jan Allen.