Animal Birth Control Programme in Surat In Trouble [News]
21 Aug 2014
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With greater importance being given to Animal Birth Control across major cities in the country, the same project has landed in trouble with the Municipal Corporation of Surat.
Resident of Gopipura have raised serious concerns about the treatment of the animals being rescued and sterilised as they recently found that the personnel who belong to the Surat Municipal Corporation’s Animal Birth Control Programme and who were responsible for carrying out the project smoothly were abusing and injuring the dogs.
A police report was filed by the animal lovers in the city after they rescued three dogs from the mobile van of the corporation. The dogs had been seriously injured and there were gruesome injuries on the face and the body. The residents complained that the dogs suffered these injuries when the dogs were being rescued to be taken for sterilization. The residents also claimed that the dogs had been left free with open wound and stitches hence posing a greater risk to the health and hygiene of the locality.
As per the project plans, Surat Municipal Corporation plans to sterilize 10,000 dogs this year and have been successful in operating on over 6,000 of them. Though the residents are happy with the active participation of the Municipal Corporation in controlling the population of the stray dogs, they hope that cruelty to animals will be minimised and the police, corporation officials and the partner NGOs will be careful and cautious in handling the stray dogs.
Source: Times of India