KOZHIKODE: Stray dog attacks are on an unprecedented high in the city with 32 people getting injured on Sunday and Monday. Wayanad road, Nadakkavu, and Potammal are prone to stray attacks these days, and many pocket roads in the city are a haven for them.
Six people suffered attacks between Malabar Christian College and Fathima Hospital on Sunday. These include the bystanders and visitors of the patients in the hospital.
The injured got a dose of anti-rabies serum from Kozhikode Medical College Hospital. Further doses of medicines are being given at the primary health centre concerned.
Meanwhile, the authorities claimed that already 20 stray dogs had been sterilised at the newly commenced city corporation's animal birth control (ABC) centre at Poolakadavu here.
"The centre will be fully functional within a week. The dog van to bring the captured is getting ready. More strays could be brought and sterilised using this facility. Six doctors including veterinary surgeons and two assistants are available here," said ABC project coordinator and senior vet surgeon, Dr K.K. Baby.
Five dog catchers are also there. The sterilised strays will be kept under observation for five days and released at the place of capture after giving vaccination.
An identity mark should be made on the sterilised strays before its release.