Kaduna gives ul­ti­ma­tum on dogs, cat vac­ci­na­tion

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Dick­son S. Adama, Kaduna

Kaduna State Gover­nor Nasir El-Ru­fai has given ul­ti­ma­tum to pet own­ers in the state to vac­ci­nate them, say­ing any dog or cat that is not vac­ci­nated will be killed.

The gover­nor, who spoke yesterday in Kaduna at the launch of vac­ci­na­tion cam­paign against ra­bies in dogs and cats, said the gov­ern­ment will also give vac­cines to all its part­ners across the state to en­sure that the ex­er­cise is a suc­cess.

Rep­re­sented by the Com­mis­sioner for Agri­cul­ture and Forestry, Dr. Manzo Daniel Maigari, Gover­nor El-Ru­fai said the gov­ern­ment will li­aise with pro­fes­sion­als to give a time frame that is re­al­is­tic so that upon ex­pi­ra­tion of that time, law en­force­ment agen­cies will move in to en­force sanc­tions, which will in­clude de­struc­tion of an­i­mals that are not vac­ci­nated.

“It is im­por­tant to know that this vac­ci­na­tion ex­er­cise com­menced a few days ago but this of­fi­cial cer­e­mony in im­por­tant to cre­ate the nec­es­sary aware­ness. In flag­ging off this cam­paign, I want to say that any dog or cat that has been brought here will be vac­ci­nated free of charge. And fol­low­ing this flag off, we will also give vac­cines to all our part­ners across the state to en­sure that this vac­ci­na­tion is a suc­cess. From to­day, all our vet­eri­nary clin­ics across the state and lo­cal gov­ern­ment cen­ters will also com­mence vac­ci­na­tion of dogs and cats. I call on pet own­ers to avail their dogs and cats for vac­ci­na­tion”, he said.

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