Bhubaneswar, September 17 (LocalWire): The Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) has decided to prepare a roadmap for achieving its Animal Birth Control (ABC) target.
According to sources, the Corporation in a meeting held on Monday also decided to develop a new implementation strategy by end of this week.
ABC is a priority issue of the government and is being implemented by the Government of India’s Animal Welfare Board.
The meeting chaired by BMC deputy commissioner Shyam Sundar Sethy also finalised the targeted approach to achieve birth control measures of 600 dogs per month using two teams each day.
The team includes a Doctor, two catchers, one supporting resource and one driver.
“The teams would be able to work on 30 dogs each day and go ward by ward, completing the task in approximately 20 working days,” the nodal officer Dr Trilochan Sahoo said, adding that the initiative would reap triple benefits: reduction of dog population, vaccination of dogs and Rabies control, he added.
Both, male and female dogs will be treated for five days under the programme and they will be kept at the Swana Gruha during the period.
Each kennel at the Swana Gruha has a capacity of accommodating 40 dogs, and the kennels will be arranged according to the area from where the dogs were picked.
This will be done to ensure that post-sterilisation, the dogs are returned to the same area from where they were picked.
Provisions have been made under the programme to provide two meals of khichdi and dal to each dog during the five-day period of treatment.
Under the programme, each dog will also be given the anti-Rabies vaccine.
The meeting was also attended by animal rights groups, People for Animal and Speak for Animal.