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DC Srinagar for adopting multi-pronged strategy to control stray dog population

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SRINAGAR, MAY 04: Deputy Commissioner Srinagar, Dr Syed Abid Rasheed Shah, Friday convened a meeting to address the issues pertaining to stray dog menace in Srinagar city.

The meeting was attended by Chief Sanitation Officer and Municipal Veterinary Officer among other concerned officers of Srinagar Municipal Corporation.

Taking strong note of instances of dog bites in various parts of Srinagar city, the DC issued strict instructions to the CSO to ensure strict adoption of a multi-pronged strategy including sterilization of all dogs, prompt removal of loose garbage and closure of open garbage sheds across the Srinagar city.

The Chief Sanitation Officer informed the meeting that the population of dogs in Srinagar city is progressively decreasing, adding that the population has decreased from about 90,000 in 2011 to 50,000 in 2014 and to 22,000 at present.

The figure is as per the census carried out by SMC and an independent NGO Humane Society International.

The DC stressed upon the officers to ensure that population of stray dogs is controlled on scientific lines ensuring humane treatment of dogs in the process and scientific management of garbage.

Dr. Shah also directed for speeding up the progress of ongoing work on the Animal Birth Control centre at Tengpora.

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