x Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 21 July 2017

Dubai steps up enforcement of pet laws

Dog owners who allow their animals to wander in prohibited areas such as shopping malls and beaches will be fined up to Dh500 (US$136), the municipality warned yesterday.

DUBAI // Dog owners who allow their animals to wander in prohibited areas such as shopping malls and beaches will be fined up to Dh500 (US$136), the municipality warned yesterday. Fines will also be handed out to owners of dogs that are not wearing collars and masks, officials said as they extended a campaign to educate people about local pet laws. Hashem al Awadhi, the head of the veterinary services section, said pet owners were required to register and vaccinate their animals against common diseases, and carry health certificates and vaccination records.

He also said owners should purchase animals and birds only from places certified by the municipality.
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