Tackling stray animals, reducing plastic bags discussed by beautification task force

By: Jackson Stephens
Photo by: Rick Cruz

An increase in staff to deal with stray animals and Guam Green Growth’s initiative to help replace plastic bags were announced during the Islandwide Beautification Task Force meeting on Tuesday

To implement high-volume spaying and neutering of stray dogs and cats, the Department of Agriculture has hired veterinarian Mariana Turner, who will be starting in January 2022, according to Department of Agriculture director Chelsa Muna-Brecht.

Two animal control officers were hired Monday; they’re training with the court system and Guam Animals in Need.

Bag ban education

The University of Guam’s Guam Green Growth Initiative has launched its campaign to educate residents on the upcoming ban on plastic bags, including bio-plastic bags, that will go into effect in January 2022, said Center for Island Sustainability Director Austin Shelton

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