Ghaziabad residents want Nagar Nigam to sterilise stray dogs

By Abid Hussain Barlaskar
Photo: Instaology.com
Posted: Feb 07, 2017

Close on the heels of Noida District Magistrate's direction to transfer the onus of stray-dog sterilisation from SPCA to Noida Authority, Ghaziabad residents are set to put forth a similar demand from the city's administration.

Speaking to City Spidey, Priyanka Rana, a resident of Aditya Mega City in Indirapuram who has been leading the protest against stray dogs in Indirapuram and other areas of Ghaziabad, said residents were dissatisfied with the job done by PFA, the animal welfare body prevalent in Ghaziabad.

She said areas such as Indirapuram were the worst affected, as neither Nagar Nigam nor GDA was ready to take the responsibility of controlling stray-dog population. "We have conducted campaigns, written letters to PFA and Ghaziabad Municipal Corporation but to no avail," said Rana. 

In Noida, the district administration took the initiative in a meeting held between residents and officials on February 6. The decision was taken following repeated complaints from residents and RWA members of the city.

"We would request the District magistrate to put Nagar Nigam in charge of the stray-dog sterilisation," said Rana. "We have lost faith in the role of NGOs that carry out the activities for civic bodies. We will meet the DM after the elections are over." 

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