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Update given on animal quarantine inspections

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 by Ken Quintanilla

Guam - The Department of Agriculture went before lawmakers Tuesday night to give an update on its animal quarantine procedures. And while the department recently updated its inspection checklist, oversight chair Senator Rory Respicio questioned director Tita Taitague on why she inspected and communicated with other facilities except veterinarian Joel Joseph's Animal Quarantine Part of his Wise Owl Animal Hospital.

Taitague said, "No senator I'm not playing favorite because we're all human beings and we all need to be treated alike so maybe it was my error perhaps, because like I first mention, the only thing to tell me to inspect when they're in compliance but apparently when I saw it, he wasn't in compliance, so it's not a waste of time, but I will not go."

Taitague noted that Joseph's facility did not have a wire perimeter fence which is part of quarantine regulations. She said a letter would be sent to Joseph formally stating why no visit or inspection was conducted.
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