Citizen donates land to shelter stray dogs amidst growing concerns

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AMMAN — At a time when the government is seeking radical measures to address the problem of stray dogs in Jordan, citizen Zaid Al-Kaabneh has made an unprecedented donation to provide a solution. اضافة اعلان

Kaabneh has donated 28 dunums of land in Al-Jizah south of Amman to shelter stray dogs.

Comprehensive sanctuaryThe donated land area allows for the establishment of a comprehensive sanctuary for stray dogs, especially as it is far from residential areas, Kaabneh said, as reported by Roya.

The area donated, he said, "if utilized properly, could accommodate between 20,000 to 30,000 dogs."

Kaabneh's initiative comes amid the spread of stray dogs in various areas in Jordan and amid growing complaints from individuals about the recurrence of attacks, some of which have been serious.

Stray dogs bit around 5,000 in 2022, according to statistics from the Ministry of Health.

Limited government roleEarlier, the Ministry of Agriculture stated in a statement that its role in dealing with stray dogs is limited to the health and veterinary aspects, while monitoring and sheltering dogs falls under the responsibilities of the Ministry of Local Administration and Greater Amman Municipality.

The ministry confirmed that the laws it issued prohibit hunting animals in general, including stray dogs, indicating that the monitoring of stray dogs is the responsibility of the municipality, in accordance with one of the articles of the Local Administration and Greater Amman Municipality Law.

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