Cape Town dog owners have been reminded to make sure their pets are registered by July this year or risk having them impounded.
The issue made headlines in July last year, when a three-year-old boy was mauled to death by a pack of strays in Philippi.
The city's Animal Control Unit said that it rounded up more than 1200 stray dogs over the past seven months.
Spokesperson Neil Arendse said all registered dogs would be fitted with ID collars.
"Dogs without these collars, as per the by-law, will be impounded as per the normal routine of the city."
He said dog owners would need to take more responsibility for their pets.
"Owners as of middle of this year need to register their animals in accordance with the animal by-law of 2010, which will also have the owners ensure that the dogs have their collars on."
Attempts to get more information from the City of Cape Town have so far proven unsuccessful. However, Mr Arendse says he will elaborate on Cape Talk tomorrow morning at 8.20am.