The second phase of sterilization process of stray dogs kicked off in Kabul city on Monday.

The Ministry of Agriculture in a statement said the main purpose of the process is to improve the urban living condition by controlling the population of stray dogs.

The Director of the Animals Health in Ministry of Agriculture Dr. Mukhtar Mohseni said the sterilization process of stray dogs is one of the main programs of the ministry.

Mohseni further added that the program will focus on collection of stray dogs and vaccination process to prevent the growing population of stray dogs.

Kabul Mayor Ahmad Zaki Sarfaraz said the issue of stray dogs adds to several other problems the city residents face.

Sarfaraz further added that the sterilization process of stray dogs will help to control the population of stray dogs and prevention of diseases spread.

Furthermore, the Director of Veterinary Department of Kabul University Shershah Sadat said the sterilization of stray dogs will have a major impact on public health.

Meanwhile, the Director of Mayhew Organization Dr. Jalil said the organization vaccinated around 70 percent of stray dogs as well as pets since 2017 in a bid to eliminate rabies illness.