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Stray Canine’ Plight Strikes Residents | Hubballi Information

Hubballi: For chief minister Basavaraj Bommai, watching the Rakshith Shetty-led movie ‘Charlie 777’ was a heady affair, rising teary-eyed from the film corridor, with reminiscences of his deceased pet canine flooding him.
Given his affinity for man’s finest buddy, the CM is prone to discover himself in a equally overwhelming scenario if confronted with the plight of stray canine in Hubballi-Dharwad, his hometown.
Because the Hubballi-Dharwad Municipal Company (HDMC) doesn’t have a shelter house to accommodate sterilised stray canine for a fortnight after the process, these hapless animals are left fending for themselves on the streets, or worse, at dumpyards.
Honorary animal welfare officer Harshavardhan Sheelavant identified that underneath the provisions of the Prevention of Cruelty Animals Act, 1960, there should be an animal welfare committee headed by the deputy commissioner.
“The district administration, and the HDMC should reconstitute the committee within the curiosity of stray animals, and the atmosphere at giant. It’s breeding season for canine, however they’re in a pathetic situation. Persons are not conscious of the efforts being undertaken by the HDMC to guard stray canine within the twin cities. Every time there’s a grievance about stray canine from a selected locality, HDMC personnel choose them up. Many residents within the twin cities are prepared to spend big sums on international canine, however unwilling to undertake stray canine,” Sheelavant mentioned.
“HDMC is sterilising stray canine on the request of the residents. As soon as sterilised, the canine are housed at our unit in Itigatti for 2 days. However canine wanted to be tended to for not less than every week after sterilisation, and each NGOs and the citizenry can complement our efforts on this space,” he mentioned.
Mayur Patil, a non-public worker based mostly in Hubballi, has been feeding stray canine in his locality for a while now. “Many canine are ravenous, and I can’t bear to see them endure. Once I complained about this to the HDMC, the civic physique’s personnel picked up these canine, which they subsequently relocated to localities on the outskirts. Sterilisation and relocation aren’t efficient strategies to sort out this downside. Sterilisation will result in a decline of their inhabitants,” Patil mentioned.
Sources within the HDMC mentioned that stray canine have been extra in these localities the place individuals have been within the behavior of feeding them the remnants of their meals.
HDMC’s in-charge veterinary officer, Dr Shambhu Bennur mentioned: “I took cost of the division solely just lately, and have to review the prevailing scenario within the twin cities totally. However will intensify the sterilisation drive, and be sure that the stray canine are taken care of. We have now two veterinary medical doctors on the sterilising unit in Itigatti.”

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