By: Elena Grace Flores
If one day, you’ll find your dog missing – and there’s no dead body around, try checking your local government and see if your dog is one of the stray dogs caught and taken to the pound earlier. You see, if a dog – with or without an owner is seen roaming around public places without a leash, it is immediately considered a stray dog. Be aware and don’t miss reading this:
Owners whose pets were caught roaming the streets or public places should claim their pets immediately. The holding period of dogs in the pound vary depending on the city ordinance (from 24 hours to 3 days to 1 week). Dogs that are not claimed within the holding period are supposed to be humanely euthanized (for animal population control – as stated in RA8485 The Animal Welfare Act), but we’ve heard from concerned citizens that this is not always the case. http://pawsphilippines.weebly.com/city-pound-help-my-dog-was-caught-and-was-taken-to-the-pound-is-this-rightlegal.html
It is cruel to your neighbors allowing your dog to mess around their property or their path ways – just because you can’t be a responsible owner. If paying the fine just to take back your dog is too high a price for you, then you have no right to own a pet. Note that euthanasia is often the remedy for the government to control the increase of these unwanted animals. Your dog is better left dead than let other people die of heart attack because of your dog’s loitering around! Cruel but true and this goes with cats too.
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