MCD to start its own dog sterilisation unit
To check the ever-increasing stray canine population in Delhi, the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) is planning to open its own dog sterilisation centre.india Updated: Mar 29, 2010 00:29 IST
To check the ever-increasing stray canine population in Delhi, the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) is planning to open its own dog sterilisation centre.
“The increasing number of stray dogs on Delhi roads is a perennial problem. We are now planning a centre which will be run by our veterinary department,” Municipal Commissioner K S Mehra said.
The civic body has identified 30 acres of MCD land in Mukundpur in north-west Delhi for the centre, which, it hopes will come up before the Games..
Officials said the stray dog population in the city has been increasing despite sterilisation measures.
A dog census carried out by NGO Wildlife SOS on behalf of MCD last year had put the number of street dogs in the city at 2.62 lakh and the density of stray dogs at nearly five per km.