Nongprue sterilizes stray dogs, cats

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Nongprue took more steps to control the stray animal population in the sub-district, offering free sterilizations for dogs and cats.

Veterinarian Bandit Ong-Chareon and workers from the Public Health Department came to the Pattanakarn Road area on Dec. 18 to tackle the stray problem.

Bandit said many pet owners decide to get rid of their animal by simply setting them free, or turning them over to local temples.

The region’s main animal shelter in Plutaluang can house more than 1,000 strays, although there often is not enough food for all of them, he said.

Veterinarian Bandit Ong-Chareon and workers from the Public Health Department visited the Pattanakarn Road to help control the stray animal population in the sub-districts.Veterinarian Bandit Ong-Chareon and workers from the Public Health Department visited the Pattanakarn Road to help control the stray animal population in the sub-districts.

The only method of winning the battle is to sterilize dogs and cats and prevent even more unwanted animals being born and suffering starvation, injury and disease.

The project offers free sterilization, rabies vaccinations, and flea and worm treatment, and will be held throughout other local neighborhoods, temples, schools and other public places until January.