DENPASAR, Bali (BPN) – Department of Agriculture (Distan) of Denpasar City held sterilization, castration and free rabies vaccination to pets and stray dogs at Sanur Village and along Sindhu Beach, Sanur on Thursday 3. This is done as an effort to control, especially the population of stray dogs and cats and to suppress the transmission of rabies.
I Gede Ambawa Putra, Head of Distan Denpasar said, this activity is taken to comfort tourists visiting Sanur, because previously there are still complaints from tourists towards the existence of stray dogs.
The activity received positive feedback from tourism businesses along Sanur Beach. Assistant Manager of Griya Santrian Hotel, IB. Rai Weda welcomes the sterilization and vaccination, because the wandering stray dogs often complained by guests.
“We are very grateful to this vaccination activity and now we can tell which dog is safe despite wandering around, since it has red collar as the sign that it has been vaccinated. This activity also appreciated by guests who stay around the beach,” he said.
Meanwhile, Gusti Ngurah Bagus, Program Manager of Bali Animal Welfare Association (BAWA) as NGO that take part in the activity, said that his party helped Denpasar Government to vaccinate and sterilize the stray dogs in the tourism area. Through this activity, he hoped tourists in Sanur will no longer feeling disturbed.