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Monday, 2 November 2020

After five years, Karnal MC starts stray dog sterilisation

Tribune News Service

Karnal, November 1

Finally, the Karnal Municipal Corporation (KMC) has started the sterilisation of stray dogs to control the canine population.

Members of Daksh Foundation, an NGO of Aligarh, with the help of the Animal Husbandry Department have started the sterilisation process.

Earlier, the KMC had started the same campaign in 2015 to curb the stray dog menace but thereafter, no such drive has been carried out. The KMC had been promising to start the campaign but could not initiate it, resulting in the increasing number of stray dogs and several incidences of attacks during the period.

In June, the KMC had allotted the tender for sterilisation, the work for which was to be started in July, but the process couldn’t commence, said sources in the KMC.

On an average, around 600 dog bite cases are reported every month in the Civil Hospital.

A sterilisation centre has also been earmarked on Ranwar Road, where the castration process will be conducted under the supervision of the experts of the Animal Husbandry Department, said Vikram Singh, KMC Commissioner.

He said the KMC team would bring stray dogs to the sterilisation centre, where they would be operated upon and anti-rabies vaccine would be given to them before releasing them at the same place where they were caught. “The videography of the whole process will also be done along with the proper tagging of dogs,” he added.

from The Tribune

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