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Municipal Corporation Jammu feeding stray dogs, cattle during curfew

Last Updated on May 14, 2021 at 5:05 pm

Continuing its efforts during the ensuing second wave of Pandemic, Municipal Corporation of Jammu fed stray dogs and cattle across the city.

The civic body is feeding stray dogs and cattle on daily basis in an around the vicinity of Jammu. On the directions of Commissioner, JMC, Avny Lavasa (IAS), the Veterinary Section of JMC has arranged green fodder from R.S. Pura, Bishnah for feeding stray animals.

“In view of the prevailing conditions due to Covid pandemic, there is closure of all restaurants, dhabha’s and other street food points due to lock down. Many of the stray dogs and birds depend on these outlets for their daily food needs” an official statement by MC said.

Municipal Corporation Jammu feeding stray dogs and cattleMunicipal Corporation Jammu feeding stray dogs and cattle

Due to non-availability of food, these animals can starve to death which may lead to other serious health issues in our surroundings.  

“JMC is ensuring that no stray animal is left unfed and is daily providing vegetable waste sourced from Narwal Mandi to stray cattle in JMC limits. Besides this, stray dogs are also being fed biscuits and other food materials on daily basis. Fore bearing Public health in mind JMC is ensuring that the stray animals remain healthy to avoid any concomitant spread of any other zoonotic diseases, for which daily Health surveillance is being carried out in JMC limits under the guidance of Municipal Veterinary Officer” the official statement read.

JMC also appeal to general public to kindly feed as many strays as possible and whenever possible to help these animals survive. This will also help to prevent aggressive behaviour of the strays