Noida: After a notice by the Amrapali Zodiac Social Welfare Association, stray dog feeding was stopped at the residents' movement area inside Amrapali Zodiac, a residential society in Noida's Sector 120. The practice of feeding the dogs has been stopped for two days.
As per the welfare association, the increasing stray canine population and dog bite incidents have become matters of serious concern. The residents repeatedly complained about the spurt in dog bite incidents. Children had stopped going outdoors due to fear of dogs.
“Stray dog feeders/lovers can't give food to stray dogs at citizen movement areas round-the-clock. This is the law and everyone has to follow this. As a common resident and Indian citizen, we will not allow anybody to feed the street dogs at the citizen movement area,” said Joginder Singh, president of AZSWA.
The AZSWA also placed around 150 sign boards to prohibit stray dog feeding inside the society.
“We should feed street dogs in an isolated corner of the society when no resident is walking or playing there. We should clean up that area after feeding them. People have paid from their hard-earned life savings to dwell in their abode in peace. Let us try to co-exist,” said Christina Lobo, co-founder, MAA (Mumbai Animal Association).
“We, as human beings, have endorsed spaces for our community animals. Places like Noida and Gurgaon were barren lands earlier. They were home to animals. Many apartments and societies have been built now. There should be a designated area for feeding dogs,” said Lalima Chhabra, a dog lover in Delhi.
“The feeders should be extremely respectful. They should keep the place tidy and should have designated spots for feeding,” she added.