Livingstone City Council (LCC) has embarked on a 5 days exercise of killing stray, unregistered and confined dogs.
This exercise is in accordance with the control of Dogs Act Chapter 247 of the Laws of Zambia which relates to the registration and control of dogs.
LCC Public Relations Manager Mumba Mafwenko said the tie-up order is being done in an effort to control the dog population and prevent the spread of rabies.
Ms Mafwenko said Livingstone as a district has since recorded about 216 cases of dog bites from October, 2018 to March,2019.
she said four where suspected cases of rabies, two were confirmed rabies cases and this led to death.
Ms Mafwenko said LCC would like to urge dog owners to ensure that their dogs are registered and confined in their yards or they risk having their dogs shot down.
“Dog owners should tie their dogs from 07:00 hrs to 22:00 hrs,We would also like to encourage dog owners to come through to the Council to register their dogs as registration is on going. So far 389 have been registered,” she said.