Even as the Commonwealth Games Village gets dogged by problems, the MCD has launched a special drive, catching about 170 canines from the complex and the surrounding areas in the last few days.
MCD dog catchers have been deployed in the Games Village and the chief of its veterinary department R B S Tyagi was camping there to oversee the operation.
About 170 canines were caught in the last few days, 40 of them today, officials said adding, they were being sent to a shelter of Friendicoes SECA (Society for the Eradication of Cruelty to Animals) in Defence Colony from where the animals were being shifted to a sterilisation centre in Ghazipur.
Some dogs have also been caught from Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium and other venues.
Delhi Mayor Prithvi Raj Sawhney said a drive had been launched by the veterinary department to keep dogs away from the venues and CWG Village and the civic body is trying its best to deal with the issue of stray animals.
The Games Village has received flak from foreign delegates and officials who have termed it "filthy". Photographs had also emerged in international media showing paw marks over bedsheets in rooms in the Village.