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SAS Nagar MC ropes in private doctors for dog sterilisation

Municipal corporation (MC) employees have a new job up their sleeves of catching eight to ten dogs everyday for sterilisation.

chandigarh Updated: Mar 17, 2015 16:57 IST
Jyotsna Jalali
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Municipal corporation (MC) employees have a new job up their sleeves of catching eight to ten dogs everyday for sterilisation.

Fed up with government doctors’ laziness and complaints of stray dog menace, the corporation has tied up with private doctors for sterilisation of at least ten dogs everyday.

There are over more than 3,000 stray dogs in the city and earlier, a government veterinary doctor used to visit the city every Tuesday and Thursday for the sterilisation purpose.

However, lately no dog was sterilised as government doctors were not available for different reasons.

Informing about the new scheme, MC commissioner Uma Shankar Gupta said, “We have been facing issues with the government doctors as they remain unavailable. Now, from this week, sterilisation will be done six days a week and we hope to sterilise all stray dogs in the next six months.”

The private vet will be paid Rs 500 per dog and Rs 400 per female dog for the said purpose and the corporation will also provide medicines and other required infrastructure for the purposes.

“The doctor’s work will not end with the sterilisation, he will be also responsible for post-operative care of the dogs,” added Gupta.

The procedure will also be captured in CCTV cameras to be installed by the corporation.

Ten dogs will be caught from a certain locality everyday and will be left back after sterilisation.

Meanwhile, about three years ago, the corporation had come up with dog bylaws but the same are yet to be implemented.

Talking about the stray dog menace, the corporation at a daily basis has been getting complains, however the only measure with MC is sterilisation of dogs, which is not being carried out regularly.

Those from the MC shared that the residents want the dogs to be taken away and it is not possible. “We are trying our best to make residents rid of any risk involved,” they added.

“We have requested the MC officials number of times to deal with the stray dogs in our area but to no avail. There is lot of chaos by these dogs who keep barking throughout the night,” shared Tarun Singh, a resident of Phase 5. Many others share similar thoughts.

Moreover, the success of this project will help the SAS Nagar residents to get rid of the stray dog menace.