TEZVT-LVV to discuss roaming animals with stakeholders; Appeals for owners to keep animals close

The Inspection Department TEZVT – Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries (LVV), says roaming animals are posing a problem and is calling on owners to take measures by keeping their animals on their premises or property.


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TEZVT-LVV has received a number of complaints from residents about attacking dogs. Owners of these animals are responsible for them and shouldn’t leave them running around.

Dog bites can become a serious public health problem that inflicts considerable physical and emotional damage on victims and incurs immeasurable hidden costs to communities.

The department is looking at the problems of stray dogs as well and will be speaking with stakeholders to discuss the matter further. The current law allows for animals causing a nuisance on the public road to be destroyed.

Another practice observed is "garbage feeding of pigs." This is especially noticeable on Cherry Nut Road in St. Peters.

Reports have been received that garbage is literally taken from the landfill and dumped in this particular area for the pigs to consume. Apart from creating a nuisance, garbage feeding can have a negative impact on the health of the animals as well. The owners of these animals should cease from this practice immediately.

The department is located at Zoutsteeg #3 in Philipsburg Those requiring additional information can contact the department at 542-2986 or 543-7820.