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As part of the goal to get rid of stray dogs who attack livestock and people in Twifo Praso, the Environmental Health Department of the Twifo Atti-Morkwa District assembly in the Central Region has embarked on a mass dog-killing exercise and shot over 200 dogs already.

According to the Environmental Health Officer at the Twifo Atti-Morkwa District Assembly, Mr Emmanuel Forson the exercise was to reduce the many roaming dogs on the streets of the district capital, Twifo Praso which poses an imminent threat to human lives and vulnerable animals on the streets.

He explained the most worrying behavior of these roaming dogs is that, they catch and kill other animals such as guinea fowls, turkey and bite people on the streets without any cause.

Mr Forson added that aside from the dangers that these dogs pose, they also defecate on the streets haphazardly which also can result in health issues among the populace.

Mr. Emmanuel Forson advised all dog owners in the Twifo Atti-Morkwa District to ensure that they vaccinate their dogs against rabies every year and chain the dogs because the department will continue with the exercise until they see full compliance with the law by the people.

Meanwhile, many residents after learning about the exercise have hidden their dogs while some have also sent theirs to the nearby communities outside the District to prevent the Assembly from killing them.

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