Fear of dog attacks rises in Ho Chi Minh City

April 01, 2024

As the hotter months draw near, the number of people in Ho Chi Minh City seeking rabies vaccination and worrying about unsafe dog ownership practices is at an all-time high. Yet, people transporting their pet dogs, oftentimes unmuzzled and unleashed, on their motorcycles without any type of proper carriers causes unnecessary anxiety for fellow traffic-goers and is dangerously commonplace in Ho Chi Minh City. A few days ago, the Ho Chi Minh City People's Committee received a proposal from the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development on the establishment of registration and chipping procedures for the city's dog and cat populations. That is why residents of Ho Chi Minh City are urging local authorities to bring back professionally trained and equipped teams of dog catchers who would patrol different areas of the city in order to capture stray canines. In November 2023, the deployment of dog-catching teams commenced as a response to the escalating incidents of dog attacks during that period.

The source of this news is from Tuoi Tre News