DD RWA (District Development Resident Welfare Association, Gautam Budh Nagar) wrote a letter to the CEO, Noida Authority requesting the immediate hiring of agencies to control the population of dogs through sterilization on February 23, 2022. In the letter, DD RWA shared that the cases of dog bites have been rising rapidly in the area. Residents are unable to commute in the sectors.
As per DD RWA, the stray dog menace has been affecting people in the area for a year now. They say that it has taken alarming proportions and turned life out of gear. They have been receiving information about dog bites through Whatsapp messages daily for the past month. Dogs roaming freely on the roads pose a danger to the lives of men as well as animals.
NP Singh, President DD RWA says, “We would like to bring to notice that even if the Noida Authority tries to stabilize the dog population in a planned manner, it will take at least four agencies in the city to find a solution to this problem. The process will take at least 8 to 10 years. The Authority should document the number of sterilized dogs. Till this crisis is not brought under complete control, the administration should provide a compensation package for dog bite victims and accident victims. Free treatment should be provided to them in private hospitals by the administration.”
Sanjeev Kumar, Vice President DD RWA says, “Accidents caused by dog bites and cattle roaming freely on the roads have become a curse for humans as well as animals. Many animals are getting injured daily or they lose their lives due to this problem and similarly, residents are getting injured every day. Riders on two-wheelers are especially affected."
He adds, “As per the prevailing guidelines of AWBI(Animal Welfare of India), stray dogs cannot be displaced from their habitat. Therefore, there is only one way left to solve this problem, controlling their population through sterilization.”