Stray Dog Census to Commence in Indore [News]
08 Sep 2014
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Indore, one of the major cities in Madhya Pradesh joins Mumbai, Chennai and Ahmedabad to carry out the uphill task of doing a census of the stray dogs in the city to gauge the population of the stray dogs in the city.
The Indore Municipal Corporation, had been facing a lot of problem with the increase in the stray dog population and hence decided to carry out the census. Along with the cooperation of the Corporation’s cleaning in charge, the census will be taken out per locality across the 12 zones of the city.
The census will include the classification of the dogs and the counting in each zone. Census forms have been designed to record, categorise and count the number of stray dogs during the morning hours of 6am - 8 am. The local officials claim that the census will help in developing a more animal birth control program for the city and also assess the need for equipment and dog vans.
Recently, Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation had conducted a 5 week dog census along with Humane Society International where dogs were spotted with GPS enabled OSM Tracker App and counted. Effective census will lead to better planning and dog bite control in the city.
Times of India