The Legislature decided to fix the catching of stray dogs for settlements
The working group consisting of deputies of the Parliament of the Perm region, representatives of the government, Prosecutor’s office, the accounts chamber, the Council of municipalities and local governments, as well as animal welfare activists, prepared for the second reading the draft law on the control of population of stray animals.
Following the meeting, the local government decided to delegate the following powers:
— capture and transportation of stray animals,
— accounting and registration of stray animals,
— the content of homeless animals, including their treatment and castration (sterilization),
— euthanasia and disposal of dead stray animals.
Neglected animals will be considered Privolny cattle and other missing, runaway, abandoned or otherwise without parental care of people Pets, Pets, animals used in entertainment activities, laboratory and service animals. Due to the fact that the number of categories has increased (previously this included only cats and dogs), the authorities will have to recalculate the funding for these activities.
Caught street animal subject to registration, reception, maintenance, treatment, neutering (sterilization) and release in graduality. The animal shall be euthanized and cremated only in exceptional cases, specified in the bill.
The head of Ilyinsky district initiated the adoption of an amendment providing for the transfer to the level of urban and rural settlements powers for the prevention and eradication of animal diseases, their treatment, capture and maintenance, protection of population from diseases common to humans and animals. The rationale of this amendment was that the problem of street animals, as a rule, occurs in settlements.
As noted, included in the text of the bill, the amendments significantly change the treatment of neglected animals in a humane and appropriate regulations. The killing of all stray animals are now excluded. The bill will be considered in the second final reading at the February meeting of the Legislative Assembly.