Stray dogs in East End Apts: Love them or fear them?
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Stray dogs in East End Apts: Love them or fear them?

Some residents of this society in Mayur Vihar Ph 1 Ext claim they are a threat to safety, but others rally for animal rights, saying they are sterilised and harmless.

Stray dogs in East End Apts: Love them or fear them?

A couple of months ago, a resident of Block 1 in East End Apartments, a residential society in Mayur Vihar Phase I Extension, was attacked by a stray dog in the society.

According to Shyama Sharma, a resident of Block 13, there have been about six such incidents in the past six months.

Alka Govil, another resident, said, “Earlier, there were very few stray dogs in the society but the number has increased over the years." 

Though most of the dogs keep to themselves, some have been known to attack pedestrians. Residents haven’t found a solution to the problem yet. The reason is a lack of consensus about the issue. While a section of residents feels that stray dogs are a threat to their safety, another group believes the animals are harmless and should be treated humanely. 

The society’s management committee, however, feels the dogs are a threat and had earlier even objected to a few residents feeding them.

Manoj Kumar, a resident of Block 12 who is an ardent animal lover, said, “I have helped agencies vaccinate these dogs, but residents are not ready to understand. If they have a problem with my helping the agencies with sterilisation, I will stop, but how will that help anything?”

When City Spidey spoke to JP Verma, secretary of the managing committee, he said, “Some residents are scared of these stray dogs. We will discuss the issue in a meeting soon."