Stray dogs In Bengaluru Karnataka is going to take a big step in view of the increasing attacks on street dogs and many complaints of rabies. State Animal Husbandry Minister Prabhu Chauhan said on Monday that Bengaluru would soon be free from street dogs.
Bangalore, Agency. Karnataka Animal Husbandry Minister Prabhu Chauhan’s big statement came out on Monday. He said that the Animal Husbandry Department is working to make Bangalore free from stray dogs. According to the details of the department, the cases of dog bites are increasing rapidly in the city these days. After receiving several complaints of dog attacks and rabies, the Animal Husbandry Department is thinking of making Bangalore free from street dogs.
Karnataka Animal Husbandry Minister Prabhu Chauhan said-
- It is important to capture street dogs and give them all the necessary vaccinations so that people do not have to worry about street dogs.
- We are also planning to bring all the street dogs to a shelter where they can be rescued and properly looked after.
- The minister said that by doing this people would not face any trouble or disturbance from the street dogs.
Animal Husbandry Minister took a meeting with the officials-
Animal Husbandry Minister Prabhu Chauhan held a meeting with Brihat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) and officials of the concerned department in this regard, in which discussions were held to control the birth rate of dogs in Bengaluru and related to vaccination. According to news agency ANI, Prabhu Chauhan further said that considering all the details given by the officials of BBMP and Animal Husbandry Department, we will decide to make Bengaluru free from street dogs.
According to the survey, the stray dog population in the city has been increasing steadily since 2018 despite at least 45,000 animals being neutered by the BBMP annually. A 2019 survey showed that only 51 percent of the city’s 3,09,000 stray dogs were neutered, but officials say the stray dog population is a more difficult challenge than it seems.
At the same time, the BBMP officials involved in this program agreed that catching the dog is a big challenge. A senior BBMP official told ANI, “If they target 10 or 15 dogs, they can hardly catch one or two dogs as street dogs hide in culverts and drains.”