Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Rise in stray dog population worries residents and tourists in Boracay

Posted October 15, 2014
Written by Gloria Villas

Even tourists are struggling to rid the island of Boracay of cattle menace on beach where stray dogs are emerging as a bigger nuisance for the people.

Thus, they were appealing the Local Government Unit to give action to the continued proliferation of dogs wandering around Boracay especially that stray dogs menace is also a threat to their lives.

Some says, “A part that it is unkempt and appears to be no anti-rabies injection, it was too frustrating that such dogs add pollution because it just urinate around the beach.”

Furthermore, there was a report that “There were some tourists also who allegedly chased by dogs while walking on the beach.”

Meanwhile, according to a report there are more than ten dogs in the island that are freely and simultaneously prowling the beach especially at night, while some tourist also feed them.”

Stakeholders now also called the attention of authorities given that Boracay is considered as one of the paramount tourist destination in the world.

It will be recalled that Boracay Island and Guimaras recently declared by the Department of Health (DOH) as “Rabies Free”.


Anonymous said...

Dogs are not Cattle. Check your english!

Anonymous said...

A spaying and neutering drive is in order.