BITTEN BY DOG? CHECK ITS EAR
Srinagar, May 3: The next time a dog bites you, do check its ear because if it’s studded you may not need a painful anti-rabies shot. But then don’t forget to look for the details of the metallic ring pinned in the ear of the biting animal.
Now onwards, this is what the government eyes as the solution to the dog menace, which has assumed alarming proportions in the City. Read on.
Mired amid growing controversy of failing to get rid of stray dogs in the City, the Srinagar Municipal Corporation preponed the sterilization by two days as the first lot of stray canines Thursday underwent the vet knife at the Shuhama dog pound.
The Divisional Commissioner Dr Asgar Hassan Samoon and the SMC Commissioner Dr GN Qasba reviewed the sterilization and enquired about the well being of the canines in the post operative care.
A specialized team from Jaipur, scheduled to stay in Srinagar for around a month, is assisting the team of experts from SK University of Agriculture Science and Technology (SKUAST-K) and the SMC in the sterilization.
The team of trainers includes Dr Sunil Chawla and Dr Amit Chaudry who had trained the five veterinary doctors of SKAUST on the expenditure of SMC at Jaipur, officials said.
“A total number of seven dogs were sterilized today, out of which four were females and three male dogs. Before undergoing surgery these stray packs were subjected to anti rabies vaccination for immunization, effect of which would last at-least for three years,” SMC Veterinary Officer Dr Sajad Mughal said.
“Male dogs were subjected to castration (removal of testicles) whereas female dogs were subjected to veriohysteriotomy (removal of uterus),” he added.
EAR NOTCH MANTRA
“The ear notching as an ear mark of sterilization was performed on dogs which would identify them once released in their respective territorial zones and this notch will signify that the dog has been sterilized and immunized,” Dr Sajad said.
The SMC Veterinary Officer said the sterilization would soon reach the level of 40 dogs a day.
Though the government has been insisting on sterilization as the sole solution to the dog menace, experts are apprehensive of its results saying by the time, 40 dogs will be sterilized, 400 more will take birth.
Amid this unending debate a million dollar question posed last year by the then Chief Justice, Ibraheen Kalif Ullah remains unanswered: Will a dog stop biting after sterilization?
DOG POUND TRESPASSER SNUBBED!
Srinagar, May 3: The Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC), Commissioner, Dr GN Qasba has snubbed a woman identified as Carin Jodha for “unduly poking her nose in the sterilization of dogs at Shuhama.”
The official said during the high level review of the facilities at the dog pound, Carin approached the team saying that she being a “dog rights activist has every right to be a watchdog for the facility to see that no violation of dog rights takes place.”
On this the Commissioner replied that the matter was being monitored at highest level in the government and that “every Tom, Dick and Harry cannot be allowed to be stakeholder or watchdog for that matter.”
Rice, Daliya replace Kelloggs Cornflakes, Pedigree
Srinagar: The SMC Medial Relations Officer Masarat Yousuf on Thursday clarified that the proposal to put Kelloggs Cornflakes, Pedigree and boiled eggs as food to impounded dogs has been replaced with Daliya and potato.
“It was just a suggestion from the experts which our Commissioner refused,” she said adding that the dogs wouldn’t be given food worth more than Rs 10.
“During post operative period these dogs would be sheltered in dog kennels where they will be served with two time meals which will have rice, Daliya, potato including chicken waste and mutton waste in menu for each time meal,” she explained
Lastupdate on : Thu, 3 May 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Thu, 3 May 2012 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Fri, 4 May 2012 00:00:00 IST
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