The alarming number of stray dogs and dog-bite cases worries the city. The civic body is unable to solve the problem because there is a ban on poisoning stray dogs, scores of which roam the streets," said Dr Deepak Nagpal, head of non-government organisation (NGO) Aasra, which cremates unclaimed bodies.
Over the past six years, his NGO has disposed of more than 300 unidentified bodies. "The team at Lala Lajpat Rai University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (LUVAS) is yet to begin the sterilisation campaign for stray dogs," said Dr Nagpal, adding that even animal-welfare organisations hadn't a solution to the problem.
"The canine numbers are increasing fast and so are their attacks on the human population."
"Recently, stray dogs mauled a girl, Anu (2), at Kulana village and timely intervention by a neighbor saved her life. The girl had to be moved to the civil hospital in Hisar," said Dr Nagpal, seeking govt. intervention.