Stray dog pack kills 53 sheep in Irbid amid gov’t efforts to curb problem

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AMMAN — A pack of stray dogs attacked a livestock pen in the Deir Abi Said area of Al-Koura District in Irbid, killing 53 sheep, Khaberni reported on Thursday. اضافة اعلان

The owner of the sheep demanded that the authorities come up with a solution to the problem of stray dogs, considering them a threat to his livelihood.

The authorities, he said, had demanded that he refrain from selling any meat left over from the slaughtered sheep, out of fears that the dogs may be carrying dangerous diseases.

Official measuresOn Monday, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Local Administration Tawfiq Kreishan said that the issue of stray dogs in Jordan is a “concerning problem” and that the ministry is giving it great attention.

While it is not possible to establish a shelter for stray dogs in every municipality, as it would be financially difficult due to the number of municipalities, the ministry is working in coordination with donor countries to establish one shelter to serve every three to four municipalities, Kreishan said.

For months, Jordanians have been taking to social media platforms to call on the government to address the problem of attacks by stray dogs.

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