With focus on edible garbage, SMC discusses dog menace

With focus on edible garbage, SMC discusses dog menace
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Srinagar: Commissioner Srinagar Municipal Commissioner Riyaz Ahmad Wani Thursday directed closure of open garbage points and host of other measures to tackle the dog menace in Srinagar.
He also sought a list of mutton and chicken dealers to appraise them about proper disposal of leftover, and called for resumption of dog sterilization programme.
Taking a review of dog menace with municipal officers, Wani said open garbage points that still exist in the city at certain places need to be closed at an earliest He called for strict directions to mutton and chicken dealers for proper slaughtering and disposing of leftover waste.
He also stressed on revival of MOU earlier signed with SKAUST for resuming dog sterilization program by providing proper logistic support as reflected in the MOU.
The meeting also discussed that another facility would be created in the next six months at Alochi Bagh where at least 80 dogs would be sterilized per day.
A request would be forwarded to the members of Animal Welfare Board Committee to facilitate the capacity building program for SMC officials.
Wani stressed on two things to curb the dog bites —segregation of waste at house hold level by providing hopper services in the entire city in a phased manner, to be followed by closing the open garbage points.
The meeting also focused on highlighting measures through print, electronic and local media in public domain in order to safeguard people from dog bites which include maintaining sanitation in and around the localities and to know about impact of edible waste littering on proliferation rate of stray dogs.