12 of 200 stray dogs rounded up at Banglamung Hospital

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Pattaya’s dog catchers rounded up a dozen stray canines behind Banglamung Hospital Oct. 22.
Pattaya’s dog catchers rounded up a dozen stray canines behind Banglamung Hospital Oct. 22.

Pattaya’s dog catchers rounded up 12 stray canines behind Banglamung Hospital, making only a small dent in a problem that’s been going on since March.

Pattaya veterinarian Dr. Surapong Wongsuttawad and support staff visited the vacant lot behind the hospital Oct. 22 following renewed complaints about stray dogs chasing motorbikes and people.

More than 200 stray dogs have taken over the feces-covered Naklua Soi 13 parcel that Banglamung Hospital uses as a parking lot.

For seven months, hospital customers and neighbors have complained, saying that, with Chonburi declared a “red zone” for rabies infection, the dogs need to be cleared out.

Dog catchers captured only 12 and said they would be sterilized at the Sattahip District shelter.