Noida: The stray canine population and increasing cases of dog bites have impacted residents of GautamBuddha Nagar. The residents have consistently complained in the past two years about the spurt in dog bite cases however the authorities have turned a deaf ear to their plaints.
"So far around 15 people have reported dog bites near Krishna Apra society and still no action has been taken. A senior citizen was bitten when he was on a stroll just outside our apartment. There are a few Covid survivors who after a long time are back to taking a stroll in the society premises. The dog bites are even testing their patience, "complained Navneet Chandra, Secretary of Krishna Apra in Sector 61.
“From the last two years residents of ParasTierea have reported around 145 dog bites/attack cases in Sector 137,” added Chandra. Chandra is a dog parents to a labrador and feels it important to separate the trouble maker strays on urgent basis.
The Noida Federation of Apartment Owners Associations (NOFAA) had written early this year to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Noida Authority, Ritu Maheshwari raising the issue of increasing stray dog menace in Gautam Budh Nagar. The association has tweeted again to bring the problem to the notice of the authority. NOFAA has earlier mentioned about the continuous fear that the residents have to face while walking and commuting freely due to this dog bite menace. Furthermore, they have also suggested adoption of strays as a sustainable model supported by government funding. They have also suggested that the stray canines should be cared for in dog shelters as a part of community service.
If neutering strays is not against law then the option of relocating the trouble making strays in shelters should also be considered as a special provision for the next 6 to 7 years, the NOFAA members have urged.