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    Instead of killing them, Kirkuk establishes the first sanctuary for stray dogs in Iraq

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    Instead of killing them, Kirkuk establishes the first sanctuary for stray dogs in Iraq Empty Instead of killing them, Kirkuk establishes the first sanctuary for stray dogs in Iraq

    Post by Rocky Sat 24 Feb 2024, 4:51 am

    Instead of killing them, Kirkuk establishes the first sanctuary for stray dogs in Iraq



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    Shafaq News/ The Mayor of Kirkuk Governorate announced, on Saturday, the start of operations to transfer stray dogs to its first reserve in the history of Iraq, with the exception of the Kurdistan Region, noting that the male offspring would be cut off instead of killing them in order to preserve the lives of the residents. 
    The mayor of Kirkuk District, Falah Khalil Yajli, told Shafaq News Agency, “The Kirkuk administration, after discussions, reached the establishment of a reserve for breeding and collecting stray dogs in the governorate, as part of its plans to eliminate the phenomenon of stray dogs that attack citizens and students in some neighborhoods,” pointing out that “the project It is located on an area of ​​five dunums on the Kirkuk-Laylan road, and it is the first reserve for stray dogs.
    He stated that this reserve “will contribute to completely reducing the spread of the phenomenon of stray dogs, and will not leave a single stray dog ​​throughout Kirkuk and the districts and districts of the governorate.”
    He stressed that "the campaign to collect stray dogs will begin tomorrow, Sunday, after completing all necessary procedures," noting that "the campaign will be under the supervision of the veterinary hospital, the municipality, health and environment, and the mayor."
    For his part, Director of the Kirkuk Veterinary Department, Mansour Ahmed, told Shafaq News Agency, “The reserve accommodates four thousand dogs, divided into small and large dogs and others infected with diseases,” indicating that “the males’ reproduction will be controlled by specialized doctors to prevent their proliferation within the reserve.”
    He stressed that "the reserve is the first of its kind in Iraq, other than the Kurdistan Region, and this reserve will contribute to completely eliminating the phenomenon of stray dogs," explaining, "We previously launched campaigns to kill them, but we stopped doing that years ago, and the reserve will eliminate this pure dog in Kirkuk." .
    The director of Kirkuk Veterinary Hospital warned of "the widespread phenomenon of keeping dogs and animals inside homes without medical care as they are carriers of diseases," stressing "the obligation to vaccinate them periodically for the safety of families."
    Kirkuk residents are complaining about the spread and increase in the number of stray dogs in the governorate center, where one of them (Mahmoud Saad) told Shafaq News Agency, that they are spreading widely, increasing day after day, and attacking students while they go to school.
    He noted that there were injuries among residents, one of which was three children in the area where he lives.
    He appealed to the specialized authorities to expedite the transfer of these dogs to their reserve.
    While animal protection activist Zaid Abdul Rahman told Shafaq News Agency, “Kirkuk recorded during the past year approximately 13 dog bites of children and the elderly, considering that “the reserve will prevent the recurrence of this phenomenon.”
    He pointed out that "the mayor of Kirkuk has allocated an amount of 3,000 dinars to anyone who hands over a loose dog to her," noting that "citizens will contribute to the process of transporting the dogs to the reserve."
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