The department has already placed notices in public places warning dog owners that they risk prosecution if their pets are not vaccinated. According to one of the notices placed at a council hall in Sizinda high density suburb, dog owners are required by law to have their dogs vaccinated against rabies at the age of three months.
Dog owners are also compelled by the law to vaccinate their dogs when they are 12 months old. Defiant dog owners risk a fine of more than $100.
“Vaccination may be done by a private veterinary surgeon, a government veterinary surgeon or by an authorised person,” reads part of the notice.
Residents who spoke to The Zimbabwean hailed the programme.
“I would like to commend the Veterinary Services department for embarking on this programme,” said Reuben Matengu, Bulawayo city councillor for ward 24.Post published in: News