Delhi LG orders Mass Stray Dog Sterlization Drive
After stray dogs repeatedly disrupted Delhi Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung's visits to government hospitals, the L-G has ordered the three municipal corporations to initiate a massive sterilisation campaign across the city.
Sources said Jung noticed several stray dogs loitering in and around the premises of Lok Nayak Hospital and G.B. Pant Hospital in central Delhi.
Sources also confirmed that several relatives of patients complained to the L-G about attacks by strays.
According to the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) area, there about one lakh stray dogs, with only half of them sterilised.
In East Delhi, the number has crossed 90,000, and in North Delhi there are more than one lakh strays.
"A total of 7,514 dogs were sterilised last year in South Delhi," Mukesh Yadav, Director PR and Information, SDMC, said.
Meanwhile, the SDMC has tied up with Humane Society International and Animal Welfare Board of India to assist them in sterilisations.
The bodies will also, in a joint effort, identify the present population of strays in the Capital.
The civic body has also tied up with the Delhi government's veterinary department. The south corporation has the capacity to sterilise 15,000 dogs per month, but officials want to take the number to 45,000 within the next three years.
There are three specialised government hospitals in Delhi dealing with rabies cases. more
I do not know if NGO activist have a family member, who gets bitten by a Stray DOG or attacked by Monkey and then face consequences.
It seems that for them protecting Animal beings is more important than human beings. more