Sunday 13 October, 2019

Dogs seized in West Bay following complaints

West Bay police and animal welfare staff seized two dogs during an operation on Watercourse Road in response to reports of members of the community being attacked in the area.

On Thursday March 7, community police officers in West Bay, along with staff from the Animal Welfare and Control Unit of the Department of Agriculture, visited the location where the majority of the incidents had been reported and observed dogs at a residence that weren't properly secured and were roaming freely outside the premises.

The officers made contact with the dogs’ owner, and informed him of the reports that had been made. The owner admitted that he had been warned on two previous occasions following similar reports, and confirmed that the dogs had been impounded by the DOA in late 2018 before being licensed and released into his care.

However, the dogs were observed to not be wearing their license and identification tags.

The animals were seized from the owner, who relinquished custody of the dogs to the DOA. 

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