For better management of pet dogs in Shanghai, the local
government will mobilize retired military dogs to help regulate
dogs in residential communities.
People's Daily reports social problems correlated with
dogs have risen sharply in Shanghai in recent years with the
soaring numbers of the pets. However, authorities have failed to
work out a solution that satisfies both residents and dog
Injuries by dogs, random droppings in public places and possible
disease outbreaks relating to dogs are the headaches local people
According to the report, there were 130,000 dogs licensed in the
city by the end of last year. The number doubles if illegal dogs
In addition to "dog wardens," the municipal government will also
provide more services for dog owners and enhance punishment for
city management violators to better deal with the dog problem.
(CRI.cn April 2, 2007)