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The Tak provincial administration will build a shelter for stray dogs in Mae Sot district as a measure to contain rabies, a senior official said.
Suchart Boonmak, Mae Sot’s chief livestock officer, said the district had done a survey and found that there are about 1,000 stray dogs in the district.
The provincial administration will spend Bt5 million to build the shelter at the Mae Sot prison, where officers will care for the dogs.
Suchart was speaking to reporters after a meeting on the rabies situation in the district chaired by Mae Sot assistant district chief Thiranan Chaima. Mae Sot has been declared a rabies control zone after a stray dog that was hit and killed on a road was found to be rabid.
A rabies control zone has also been announced for Tak’s Propphra district after a four-year-old boy, who was bitten by a dog on the Myanmar side of the border, was admitted to the Propphra Hospital and died of rabies after just a day.
Suchart said Myanmar officials had sent the dog’s head to the Tak Livestock Office for rabies tests.