ABC, anti-rabies vaccination viable options to control dog population
Post by Aatif Qayoom on Saturday, April 29, 2023
Srinagar, Apr 28: The Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) has made it clear that the dislocation, relocation, or killing of dogs is strictly banned. According to a veterinary officer of the SMC in Srinagar, Animal Birth Control (ABC) and anti-rabies vaccination are viable options to control the population of dogs.
Dr. Tawheed Ahmad Najar, municipal veterinary officer, said, "In the past, Srinagar had a low-capacity sterilization unit, but SMC is working tirelessly to control the rise of the dog population in the city. He continued that the Animal Birth Control (ABC) program and anti-rabies vaccination are the only options available to control the population of stray dogs. The officer stated that they are working hard to tackle the issue of dog birth control, as it is a global health concern."
He went on to say that in the past, Srinagar had a low-capacity sterilization unit to control the population of stray dogs. However, the SMC has now set up its own sterilization center at Tangpora, where 60 dogs can be sterilized every day. This move has been welcomed by people across the city, who view sterilization as a humane way to control the population of stray dogs.
Dog birth control is a major challenge for the SMC, and they are working tirelessly to find solutions to this problem. The issue of stray dogs biting and attacking civilians is also taken very seriously, and the SMC has been working with animal rights NGOs to educate people about how to behave around stray dogs.
It is heartening to see the SMC taking such a proactive approach to animal welfare. It is important that we treat our four-legged friends with respect and compassion, and the initiatives taken by the SMC are a step in the right direction, said Arif Ahmad, a local of Batamloo, Srinagar. We hope that other towns around the valley will follow their lead and adopt similar measures to control the population of stray dogs.
The people in Srinagar city have hoped that the sterilization in the city will be a game changer for locals, as thousands of dog bite cases are reported everywhere.