Stray animal roundup nets 135 dogs, 5 cats in March

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The number of stray animals on island is on the rise. (PNC file photo)

The Tamuning-Tumon-Harmon Stray Animal Round-Up that occurred during the month of March saw great success, with 64 dogs removed from village streets and parking lots.

The Stray Animal Round-Up (SARU) group focuses its efforts on targeting aggressive and feral strays, each month in a specific village. March’s total, for all villages, saw 135 dogs and 5 cats removed and delivered to Guam Animals in Need (GAIN).

The next village scheduled for round-up activities is Agana Heights.

To avoid having family pets caught up in the roundup, residents are urged to register their pets with the DOAG as legally required and to keep pets on family property where they are behind a fence or tied up.

Pet registration forms are found online at doag.guam.gov/resource, at the DOAG offices in Mangilao in the two-story David Limtiaco building Animal Health/Control section, and at your mayor’s office.

Pet registrations are currently $5.00 per pet. Forms may be submitted via hard copy at the DOAG Animal Health/Control section with the $5 payment.

For more information contact Mayor Rudy Paco at 477-6758 or mtmmayorpaco17@gmail.com or call DOAG Animal Control at 300-7964/6 or quarantine@doag.guam.gov.

(DOAG Release)

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