SMC Dog Catching Unit at work.

SIBU: Owners have been reminded to keep their dogs within their house compounds.

Sibu Municipal Council (SMC) chairman Clarence Ting said, “The council will catch dogs roaming the streets to prevent the spread of rabies.

He added SMC would catch all dogs within five to 10km radius from ground zero.

He also described the death of a five-year-old girl, identified as Abbiera Mia Alexson, from rabies as a very sad case as the country was currently battling the Covid-19 pandemic.

Ting also advised owners to watch the behaviour of their dogs.