DC Leh inaugurates mobile animal birth control clinic

LEH: Under Ladakh Feral Dog Initiative (LFDI), a Mobile Animal Birth Control Clinic was on Monday inaugurated by Deputy Commissioner / CEO, LAHDC Leh Avny Lavasa. Chief Animal Husbandry Department Dr Mohammad Iqbal, Dr Stanzin Rabgais, Executive Officer MC Leh Razdan, doctors and staff members were also present on this inaugural occasion.

Addressing doctors and staff members of AHD, DC Avny Lavasa congratulated the department for launching the new ambulance in the city. She appreciated the ongoing project of stray dog sterilisation being carried out in collaboration with Live to Rescue and Municipal Committee Leh. DC Lavasa gave directions for weekly report and review about the sterilisation of stray dogs. Keeping in mind the difficulties being faced to catch stray dogs for sterilisation, Lavasa directed MC Leh to increase manpower and provide extra vehicle for the purpose.

She suggested to the ward members and people of Leh city to cooperate with the stakeholders for safety and security of stray dogs. Dr Mohammad Iqbal said the mobile clinic serves to the welfare of Leh city and its neighbouring area. He mentioned that the introduction of this ambulance will help in the swiftness of sterilisation and reduce time. Minimum 25 dogs will be sterilised per day with the help of increased manpower, he said. DC gave directions to the concerned officers and officials to work hard and update her on weekly basis until their next meeting.