GHMC's new plan to rein in strays

A stray dog couple gives birth to as many as 6,000 dogs in its lifetime.

HYDERABAD: In a bid to control the menace of stray dogs in the city, officials from the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation on Sunday launched a stray dog adoption programme.

As per statistics of veterinary wing of the GHMC, as many as six lakh stray dogs exist in the city, of which one-lakh were given animal birth control cum anti rabies vaccination (ABC/ARV).

A stray dog couple gives birth to as many as 6,000 dogs in its lifetime. As the GHMC reduced the number of open garbage points, stray dogs are not getting food. To protect pups, the GHMC has launched a programme in North Zone.

Commissioner of GHMC, Dr. B. Janardhan Reddy, said the veterinary department would focus attention on adoptions of pups. “Five persons and NGOs come forward to adopt stray dogs on Day-1. Interested citizens may contact the nearest veterinary wing.

No place for rescued puppies
I am here to share a sad information about puppies dying due to the summer heat, and I feel agencies like Blue Cross, People for Animals and CHFA should do more in this direction to save them. Near my home, the other day, I rescued five puppies who were on the verge of dying without water. I took them home, but cannot take care of them for long, as my family members are all out working during the day. I sought a shelter for the puppies from these agencies, but there was no positive response so far. They are saying they don't have space, and not even funds for an ambulance services. This is sad — Pradeeksh Nair

( Source : Deccan Chronicle. )
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