Muscat: A fine of OMR 20 will be imposed on the owner of any stray or neglected animal upon discovery by the competent municipality, the Ministry of Interior said on Sunday, June 6, 2021.
The Ministry of Interior has issued ministerial decision No.164/2021 amending some provisions of the controls of confinement of stray or neglected animals.
The definition of stray or neglected animals now includes camels, horses, cows, goats, sheep, and any animal left by its owner or guardian to go wherever it wants without supervision.
The competent municipality is now empowered to collect from the owner of the stray or neglected animal a daily amount in return for the services provided to the animal in the following categories:
A- OMR 15 per day for each camel, horse or cow.
B- OMR 5 per day for each goat, sheep, or any other animal.
A fine of OMR 20 shall be imposed on the owner of the stray or neglected animal upon receipt by the competent municipality, and the fine shall be doubled in the event of a repeat violation.