A Little Effort by You Can Save Life Of Strays
13 Oct 2016
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The capital city of India has been added on to the list of cities facing stray dog issue. In Delhi, dog excreta problem has been the highest particularly in public places such as parks, pavements etc. many pet owners suggest that the only way to solve this is by curbing the population of strays. However, the civic authorities say that collaboration and support from pet owners is equally important.
The Director of veterinary services, South Corporation, RBS Tyagi mentions that “Be it excreta or litter, we try to keep the city clean, but people can assist us by not allowing their pets to dirty the streets in the first place. Owners can clean up after their pets to keep colonies clean.”
As of now, the civic body is doing their best and is performing a dog census to check the exact population of strays in SDMC zones. In 2008, there were about 5.62 lakh strays. This number is expected to be higher this time.
According to a resident of Greater Kailash, Rajiv Kakaria, stray dog population needs to be kept under control in order to keep the city clean. He adds, “While I would pick up my dog's poop, the same spot would be dirtied within minutes by strays. You can't be expected to clean up after them.”
Image Source: World Animal Protection India
People today are just concerned that their pet doesn’t poop inside the house. But instead, they must train their pets to defecate outside in a particular spot and not just anywhere outside.
If a little effort from the public is there, this problem can be solved without killing the strays. As per certain stats, more people are now buying bags and scoopers for their pet. Hence, now it is your duty to train your pooch and not just crib about the strays.
Street dogs are alone outside and don’t deserve to die this way. A petite cooperation from us can save their lives.