The Ministry of Municipality and Environment (MME), represented by the Loose Cats and Dogs Control Unit of the Livestock Department launched a joint campaign under the motto (Rifq) (Pity)
in cooperation with the Criminal Evidence and Information Department of the Ministry of Interior -Police Canine Section-
In the next phase, after the completion of works at the permanent animal shelter at Rawdat Al Faras, (Rifq) campaign would receive and address all stray dogs and cats related complaints all over the country according to the established mechanism and in line with the Animal Health requirements for dealing with stray animals. Health care will then be provided to stray cats and dogs, which will consequently be place at the animal shelter, where animals would be checked for diseases before rehabilitation.
The site is currently under refurbishment to be ready to receive large numbers of reported street stray cats and dogs country-wide, where animals would be provided nutrition and health care and then rehabilitation.
A temporary shelter was set up in Al Mazrouah, along with a permanent shelter in Rawdat Al Faras for stray cats and dogs, in conformity with the sanitary requirements for animal welfare, with a view to limit the spread of these animals in the state. Moreover, a specialized company was commissioned to collect these stray animals and transport them to the special animal shelter.
Besides, MME studies and monitors animals? environmental balance to make sure no environmental disruption will occur as a result of the increase or decrease of any animal species on account of other species in wildlife.
Source: Ministry of Municipality and Environment