Ludhiana: Civic body’s sterilisation procedure leaves stray dogs writhing in agony

  • Harshraj Singh, Hindustan Times, Ludhiana
  • Updated: Apr 15, 2015 12:12 IST

Once sterilisation is done, it seems that the authorities concerned forget to keep a proper check on the dogs as one, who underwent the sterilisation process recently, died last week near Aarti Chowk after its stitches got broken. The residents say such cases surface may be due to botched surgeries.

The area residents claimed that after its stitches got broken, the dog died due to excessive bleeding and unbearable pain.

The animal was picked from near the Aarti Chowk and dropped at the same place after sterilisation. The animal used to reside near a cycle repair stall, whose body was lifted by a sweeper.

Another dog, who has also been sterilised, is suffering from pain these days due to the same reason. The residents informed that this stray dog was very active earlier but has become weak now.

MC’s veterinary officer Dr YP Singh said that the dogs are kept under proper supervision and the stitching process is done properly. Stitches generally break if a sterilised dog indulges in a scuffle with other animals or any other activity. Such cases are one in a hundred, he added.

Dr YP Singh said that they would take necessary action to give proper treatment to dogs whose stitches have got broken. He said residents can give information regarding such stray dogs on 80540-98584.

People for Animals (PFA) president Sandeep Jain said, “We are not being informed about the lifting of dogs from various areas. It is the duty of the MC to inform the residents and animal lovers whenever they lift the stray dogs. MC has not organised any meeting with us since the inception of the project. They should improve the work quality. We will look into the matter.”

An MC official said such a case had also come to their knowledge recently following which the dog from Durga Puri area was given treatment. The MC has sterilised 1,200 dogs. A team of veterinary hospital for this project at Haibowal claimed that the dogs are kept under their supervision for three days.

A resident, Jagjeet Singh, said, “The MC had lifted four or five dogs and then were left there recently. One dog died last week while the stitches of another dog have also got broken. The MC teams should give immediate treatment to these stray dogs and the surgeries should be done properly.”

Under this Rs 2-crore project, a total of 25,000 stray dogs would be sterilised as per guidelines of the Animal Welfare Board of India in a period of one year. The contract for this project has been awarded to a Hyderabad-based company.

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