Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation wanted to rope in private veterinary doctors in order to fight the dogs menace in city. Besides this the municipal body is also coordinating with animal husbandry department for effective implement the sterilization of dogs program.
GHMC commissioner B Janardhan Reddy said that the municipal body was contemplating to support the veterinary doctors financially for taking up sterilization operations at the government cost.
In a press release on Thursday, he stated that the stray dog population in GHMC area was estimated around 4 lakh. He informed that the veterinary wing of GHMC has taken up operations of street dogs with the help of 25 veterinary doctors. Operations have been performed on nearly 1.51 lakh dogs in the past two years with Rs 40 per each operation. Reddy said no cases of rabies have been reported in the city over the past two years as per the survey conducted by the Institute of Preventive Medicine.
He, however, said that nearly 61,749 cases of dog bites have been received during the current year.He asked officers concerned to see that proper permissions and licenses are issued for owning a pet dog in the city as per GHMC norms. He said that the National Animal Board was charging around Rs 100 for each birth control operation and anti-rabies vaccine. He said that GHMC was having around 17 vehicles and 102 members’ staff for catching
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