Nongprue Sub-district took steps to reduce the number of stray dogs by offering free sterilizations to local pet owners.
Mayor Mai Chaiyanit presided over the Aug. 20 event at Boonsamphan Temple on Soi Khao Noi supported by veterinarians from Banglamung, Sattahip and Chonburi.
The services included sterilization shots and vaccine jabs for cats and dogs, including any stray animals brought to the shelter.
The project not only was launched to cut the number of stray animals, but raise awareness among residents about the need to spay and neuter their dogs and cats.
Nongprue Sub-district offered sterilization shots and vaccine jabs for cats and dogs, including any stray animals brought to the shelter.
Mai said sterilization is the only proven method of population control. Vaccination is also important to pets as it does stop a lot of the aggression problems and also prevents many illnesses in dogs and cats.