Kozhikode Steps Up Its Animal Birth Control Program
30 Oct 2014
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Following the footsteps of
Thiruvananthapuram, Chandigarh, Nashik and Indore, The Kozhikode Municipal Corporation has worked on a project to take care of the Animal Birth Control and vaccinations of the stray dogs in the city. The project will be discussed and finalised in a working committee meeting to be held on 28th October 2014.
The officials at the Municipal Corporation have proposed that effective implementation of a city wide sterilisation program is the most effective way to control the growing stray dog population and also to reduce the number of complaints that the residents have raised against the increase of dog bite incidents in the city. As per the new project, the Corporation has set aside INR 5 lac for the implementation of the project that is being undertaken as a collaboration between the Municipal Corporation and the Animal Welfare Committee under the aegis of the District Veterinary Officer. The project includes 8 dog handlers who have been trained at Coonnor and have been assigned the task of catching the dog, sterilising and vaccinating them and then releasing them back to their respective ward.
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Source: The Hindu