Upscale sterilization, ensure cleanliness: CS

Stray dogs menace
Excelsior Correspondent

Chief Secretary, Madhav Lal chairing meeting with officers at Srinagar on Monday.
Chief Secretary, Madhav Lal chairing meeting with officers at Srinagar on Monday.

SRINAGAR June 4: Underlining the need to upscale the sterilization process to reduce stray dog population in Srinagar city, Chief Secretary, Madhav Lal today asked Srinagar Municipal Corporation to further improve sanitation, garbage lifting and regular sweeping across the city.
The Chief Secretary while chairing a meeting with officers said that civil society, various animal welfare organizations and Government institutions must work together to solve this problem within the legal framework. He said people have to realize that the garbage thrown in the streets significantly contributes in attracting stray dogs as such they should ensure that garbage is properly disposed off and streets and lanes are kept clean and asked the Srinagar Municipal Corporation to launch awareness in this regard.
The Chief Secretary was informed that stray dogs especially from “Red Areas” where significant number of dog bites have been reported are caught and transported to Animal Birth Control Centre (ABCC) Shuhama for their sterilization.
Detailed deliberations were held on additional steps and interventions that can be taken within the legal framework to address the problem.
Matters related to fresh survey, Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA), creation of additional infrastructure, training of more vets and associated personnel also came under discussion in the meeting.

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