Port Vila residents urged to register their dogs

Dog owners in Vanuatu’s capital Port Vila are being urged to register their pets by the end of March 2019.

The Port Vila Municipal Council (PVMC) has issued a notice of the registration period.

The council said it made the move as a result of the ongoing nuisances around Port Vila City which is a violation to the No Noise after 9pm.

PVMC said it will enforce the Dog Registration By-Law 02 of 1992 to tackle stray dogs that roam the streets in the night – another nuisance- that disturbs the peace and tranquility of Port Vila after 9pm.

Dog owners have been advised that beginning from 31 December 2018 to 30 March 2019 they must register their dogs under the Dog Tax By-Law 02 of 1992 or risk their animals being impounded by the Municipal Wardens.

The Dog By-Law states: “No person shall within the boundaries of the council keep any dog unless such a person shall have taken out and is in lawful possession of a valid license in respect of the dog.”

The fee is Vt2300 and after March each year, a 50 percent late fee will be charged hereafter.

The registrations will take place at the Town Hall.


Photo file World Animal Protection 


Tensly Sumbe
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