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To control their population, 17,825 stray dogs sterilized in Jammu

Last Updated on June 18, 2021 at 6:51 pm

Commissioner, Jammu Municipal Corporation Avny Lavasa accompanied by the Municipal Veterinary Officer, Dr. Sushil Kumar Sharma today visited the Municipal Animal Care Centre, Roop nagar and took stock of varies activities of the centre and also visited the site proposed for the construction of Veterinary hospital for the sick and injured stray animals.

Later on Commissioner, JMC chaired a meeting to review the working of Animal Care Centre, Roop Nagar, Jammu wherein Municipal Veterinary Officer and Staff of Municipal Animal Care Centre, Roop Nagar participated. 

MC Commissioner Avny Lavasa at Municipal Animal Care Centre, Roop Nagar

During the course of meeting the Commissioner, JMC insisted to give special focus to ongoing animal birth control programme being carried out by the JMC to control the stray dogs’ population in all the 75 wards of JMC. Dr. Indu Bhushan, Dr. Manmeet Singh (Veterinary doctors deployed by the Animal Husbandry Deptt. in the centre) & Dr. Sunil Gautam, ABC Surgeon, FRIENDICOS, SECA were also present in the meeting.

MVO, JMC appraised the commissioner that till date 17,825 sterilization surgeries to control the stray dogs population under ABC/ARV programme have been conducted by the JMC with the outsourcing of this programme to the implementing agency i.e. FRIENDICOS, SECA (NGO), more than 70% of the stray dogs population will be sterilized with an target oriented approach in the next 1&1/2 years.

It was further apprised that for the time bound redressal of general public complaints regarding rescue of sick and injured stray animals, different teams with rescue vehicles have been constituted who are working round the clock for providing timely treatment in the centre. During the year 2020-2021, 2057 nos. of different kinds of stray animals were rescued and provided treatment in the centre and also 1872 doses of Anti Rabies Vaccination were given to the stray dogs.