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A 23 year old DOG at the mortuary to be buried on 16th September 2017

Burial of a 23 year old Dog to create a choice between improve healthcare for dogs and strict adherence to tradition Ehi is a town noted for gari processing in the Weta Traditional area of the Ketu North District of the Volta region is to witness the first burial a a dead dog on 16th September 2017.

The owner of the dog Mr Stephen Atatsi explained that the burial is

aimed at mobilizing people to put premium on animal health in the district as there is no veterinary service point in the entire southern sector of the Volta. He further explained that whatever money is realized will be used to set up veterinary clinic for animals.

The 23 year dead dog is currently deposited at the St Anthony Hospital mortuary awaiting the burial.

Mr Atatsi said the dog suffered a lot during the past 23 years and had to battle a case of attempted harm on it with a Khebab seller in which the dog won the court case and was awarded Ghc500 compensation it until it untimely death through domestic accident.

Some traditionalists are of the view that this is alien to their culture and tradition but Mr Atatsi believe the time has come for tradition to give way to respect for animal right and health.

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Efo Korsi Senyo has over 4 years experience working as investigative journalist with Awake Africa. He is the Head of Awake Investigates. Connect with him via senyo@awakeafrica.com or WhatsApp: +233249155003