The Food and Veterinary Agency (AHV) offers 100.000 location chips for pet owners at greatly discounted prices, in an attempt to help fight the rampant problem with stray dogs.

Dog owners and owners of other pets can install chips in their pets for just 200 denars. Dogs that run away or are deliberately abandoned by their owners are a major factor in growing the population of strays in cities across Macedonia.

AHV also announced that it is working with 61 municipality on their plans to control the stray dog population. These include building and expanding animal shelters, AHV said.