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Stray dog menace: Will dog-loving Bengaluru turn into another Kerala ?

  • Animal welfare organisations in Bengaluru over the past few years the Animal Birth Control programme have faced a lot of changes and seen multiple challenges.
  • A few NGOs have also stopped the programme since October 2016 due to lack of funds.
     
Will dog loving Bengaluru turn into another Kerala
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One petitioner told the Supreme Court of India that he wanted to "totally destroy" stray dogs across India, the bench said "Nobody can destroy stray dogs in entirety. They also have a right to live".  
 
Also read: SC order should restrain Keralites from their dog massacres


But the problem is still not solved, and now it has become a national issue. Last week a Kannada actress Parul Yadav, who took her pet dog out for a walk was attacked by four stray dogs in Mumbai.

 

Will dog loving Bengaluru turn into another Kerala
 
According to Animal welfare organisations in Bengaluru over the past few years the Animal Birth Control and Anti-Rabies Vaccination programme have faced a lot of changes and seen multiple challenges. Some of the programmes introduced by the civic body BBMP to control the birth rate of stray dogs are almost languishing  and as a result, now they are facing an increase in instances of dog bites and rabies in Bengaluru.

 

In a report, BBMP mentioned that the number of stray dogs had increased in urban and rural areas. A few NGOs such as CUPA (Compassion Unlimited Plus Action) and Sarvodaya Sevabhavi Samstha said that the population explosion took place in the last two years. Thanks to the BBMP that has stopped paying heed to the serious problem. Several NGO have stopped sterilisation and few have even  shut down or scaled down operations citing lack of payment from the civic body.

 

Will dog loving Bengaluru turn into another Kerala


 
According to a daily,a few NGOs don't have money to pay for the surgery, fuel, doctors (Vets), vehicle lease, land rent and salary of employees. So, whenever an NGO stops sterilisation, due to the above reasons, the risk of an increase in the number of dogs is high.
 
On the BBMP complaint website (http://www.complaintboard.in) we came across so many requests and complaints regarding stray dogs. People from BTM, New Thippasandra, Kurubarahalli, etc. have called it a nightmare and have written to remove stray dogs from their areas.


BBMP it’s high time to pull up your socks and take a serious action now before Bengaluru turns into Kerala. With already stray dogs getting a bad name and incidences of dog attacks becoming more frequent, it is but a matter of time when usually dog-loving people of Bengaluru will also resort to some painful measures to tackle the stray dog menace. 
 

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