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Panic as Stray Dogs Invade Apac Municipality

This follows the invasion of several stray dogs suspected to be infected with rabbis and are usually attacking people in the morning and late evening. Jasper Ongebo, a market vendor in Akere division says he was bitten by a stray dog on his way home but no treatment was given to him when he went to Apac Hospital due to lack of rabies vaccine.


Residents of Apac municipality are living in fear following the increasing number of stray dogs that have invaded the area.

For about a week now, 17 people have been attacked and bitten by stray dogs within the area.

Some of the people attacked by the stray dogs went to Apac Hospital for treatment, but unfortunately the facility has also been operating without vaccines for rabies.

The stray dogs suspected to be infected with rabbis usually attack people in the morning and late evening. 

Jasper Ongebo, a market vendor in Akere division says he was bitten by a stray dog on his way home but no treatment was given to him when he went to Apac Hospital due to lack of the required treatment.

Ongebo says he was prompted to go to a private facility where he paid about sixty thousand for a single dose of the rabies vaccine. Agnes Akello, 59, a resident of Akere said her residence was invaded by the stray dogs and attacked her 9-year-old child.  

Akello says the child has since not been treated from Apac Hospital and she has no money to take her for treatment in a private clinic.  

Peter Ojom, 42 a resident of Owang trading center also a boda operator says he was attacked by a stray dog while crossing Arocha bridge. Ojom said he has since spent about one hundred thousand for treatment from a private clinic in Apac town.

Moses Olobo, the Apac District Veterinary officer confirmed that the rabies vaccine is out of stock at Apac Hospital.

Olobo says arrangements are underway to secure rabies vaccine but advised pet owners including dogs, cats to ensure they are vaccinated. 

In 2014, about 50 stray dogs invaded Apac town posing a security threat prompting police to conduct a direct shoot-out in a bid to eliminate the animals.

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