Greater Noida: In order to sterilize stray dogs and control their population, the Greater Noida Authority started 'Project Bhairav' on February 25, 2022. Under this initiative, the residents of Sector Omicron II, Greater Noida had deposited rupees 250 per dog for sterilization and vaccination of 10 stray dogs in their area.
These dogs have been sterilized and vaccinated and are under observance for five days after which, they will be released. A blue and pink color strap will be worn around the dog's neck to identify sterilized dogs.
Apart from this, money has been deposited by different RWAs for the sterilization of 64 more street dogs. The responsibility of this project has been given to an organization named Human Welfare Foundation.
On the instructions of the CEO of Greater Noida Authority, Narendra Bhushan, a sterilization center for abandoned dogs has been started in Swarn Nagri Sector of Greater Noida. Human Welfare foundation has been given the responsibility of bringing these stray dogs to the center.
Anyone can deposit money to get the stray dog(s) sterilized:
Residents can deposit Rs.250 per dog in the Human Welfare Foundation bank account (No-677601700827, IFSC Code-ICICI 0006776, ICICI Bank).
Salil Yadav, Senior Manager, Public Health Department of Greater Noida Authority says, “Any sector or society whose RWA was to sterilize their dogs, they can deposit Rs 250 per dog in the account of the organization. 53 canals have been made in this center, in which dogs will be kept for five days after sterilization.”
He adds, “1000 rupees are being spent on sterilization and vaccination of a dog. The authority is taking only Rs 250 per dog from the residents here. The rest 750 is being borne by the authority itself. The authority is taking this money so that the residents themselves can join this campaign."
Greater Noida Authority has issued mobile number-7838565456 for the sterilization of dogs. Also, information about sterilization can be given by calling Greater Noida ABC helpline number 8005867769.