Sat. Apr 13th, 2024

From TCNEWS

Nigerians  have been  enjoined to help stop cruelty to dogs by alerting advocates for animals of an abusive situation.

The founder and Chairman Board of Trustees of a Nongovernmental Organization under the name, Good Development and Accountability Advocacy, GDAA, Deacon Chukwunazom Obi, gave the charge in Umuahia, Abia State in commemoration of the February 23rd National Dog Biscuit Day.

Good Development and Accountability Advocacy, which has an improved surveillance activities, which include watching out for stray dogs, also enlighten and educates the public on the dangers of rabies, eating of dog meat and the benefits of dog vaccination.

Deacon Obi who advised that once a person witness or suspected a dog abuse, the person should not hesitate to contact the proper authorities, said that the canine could wind up in shelters where it could find a better home.

He said that GDAA over the years has been arresting stray dogs, and carrying out proper vaccination, which also include chemical bath and feeding and housing in the kennel, until the owner surfaces for proper identification and collection.

“We have a unit that houses about 70 kennels, where recovered stray dogs are kept, vaccinated and maintained by our team of veterinary consultants. We have the facilities on ground and we can replicate all we do in Abia State in other parts of Nigeria including the Federal Capital Territory, if the donor community can assist us”, Obi, who is also the Chief Executive Officer, Trustlink Birds, Animals, Guards and Dogs Institute, a subsidiary of Trustlink Ventures (Nig.) Ltd in affiliation with Tex American Investigative and Security Services, incorporated, USA, also said.

The GDAA founder who appreciated the unique abilities of dogs, said they are capable to provide emotional support and also make valuable companions for people with various needs.

Deacon Obi, who also disclosed that caring for dogs can help to ease loneliness, relieve stress, anxiety, and depression, and provide unconditional love, observed that One of the goals of the National Dog biscuit day was for people to recognize how many dogs need to get rescued every year.

National Dog Biscuit Day acknowledges working and family dogs that work every day to bring us comfort and save lives. Working dogs put themselves in harm’s way every day.

All dog owners, remember that February 23rd is National Dog Biscuit Day! This day is also observed around the world as International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day.

Dog biscuits come in a variety of sizes, shapes, and flavors. They serve to reward a man’s best friend for good behavior as part of their training. Dog owners may also give a biscuit to show their canine companions just how much they love them, too.

By NWAMARA

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