SEOUL – A South Korean law aims to take a bite of pet problems. Beginning Jan. 27, all dog owners must vaccinate their pets and register them with local authorities.

Children younger than 14 will not be allowed to hold a dog’s leash and owners will be required to clean up after their pets. U.S. Forces Korea officials already require military community personnel to follow most of those rules.

Failure to comply with the new regulations can result in fines up to 300,000 won (about $330). Those discovered abandoning a pet can be fined up to 500,000 won (about $550).

There really is a free lunch ... for volunteersThe Second Infantry Division and U.S. Army Garrison Red Cloud will host a volunteer appreciation luncheon Aug. 1 at the Camp Casey Warrior’s Club.

The guest speaker will be 2nd ID commander Maj. Gen. James Coggin.

Registered volunteers eat free, all others must pay $10.

Those interested in attending should register by July 25. Call SuJin McClintock at DSN 730-3183 or e-mail for more information.

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