28 Jul 2014

Samoa police to trap stray dogs in Apia

1:09 pm on 28 July 2014

The police in Samoa say they will trap dogs in the capital ahead of the Small Islands Developing States conference in September.

The traps will be in public places, with the public being warned that every non-registered dog will be taken to Vaitele.

It's the second phase of the dog registration scheme, a key aspect of preparations for the large-scale meeting.

This comes a month after the Dog Registration law was passed, leading to hundreds of animals being registered and given collars.

Our correspondent says any captured animal will be fed for four days while awaiting owners to claim them and pay for their registration.