- The Awareness Campaign targets responsible pet ownership and educates the public about the consequences of abandoning dogs, which leads to an increase in the stray dog population.
- Through various social media platforms, the DMT is providing effective strategies to handle stray dogs responsibly, preventing property damage, and safeguarding public health and safety.
- The campaign emphasizes the role of owners of farms, ranches, and individuals in safeguarding the community’s well-being. It urges them to keep their dogs within their premises, dispose of food waste properly, and sterilize their dogs to help control the stray dog population.
The Awareness Campaign
The Awareness Campaign regarding stray dogs in emirate has initiated by Department of Municipalities and Transport (DMT). The campaign aims to promote responsible pet ownership, prevent property damage, and safeguard public health and safety, while also ensuring the highest standards of welfare for stray animals in Abu Dhabi.
As part of the campaign, the DMT is using various social media platforms to disseminate effective strategies for handling stray dogs responsibly. Emphasizing the consequences of abandoning dogs, the initiative seeks to educate the public about the detrimental impact on the stray dog population.
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The DMT also calls on owners of farms, ranches, and individuals to play a pivotal role in safeguarding the community and its well-being. It urges them to keep their dogs within their premises, properly dispose of food waste, and sterilize their dogs to effectively help control and manage the stray dog population.
Looking ahead, the responsibility of stray animal population management will be delegated to the department’s affiliated entities at the beginning of next year. This program will encompass trapping, sterilization, guidelines for handling stray animals, and a comprehensive public awareness and education campaign.
The DMT’s campaign is a crucial step towards creating a safer environment for both residents and animals in Abu Dhabi. By raising awareness and encouraging responsible pet ownership, the emirate aims to instill a culture of compassion and care for its stray animal population.