Srinagar, Aug 11: Residents of Kawdara area in Downtown here have expressed concern over presence of a large number of stray dogs in the area.
A group of residents said that the presence of stray dogs poses risk to locals and pedestrians. “These dogs chase pedestrians posing risk of injuries to them. Due to the presence of a large number of stray dogs, we are unable to venture out of our homes especially in evenings and mornings. It becomes difficult for students, especially kids, to board school buses in the morning due to the presence of stray dogs. In the past many pedestrians have been bitten by these dogs. We had many times apprised the SMC authorities to look into the matter but no action was taken. We make a fervent appeal to the SMC Commissioner to look into the issue,” they added.