Noida: Stray dogs terrorise Kendriya Vihar II residents
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Noida: Stray dogs terrorise Kendriya Vihar II residents

The stray dog menace is haunting residents of Kendriya Vihar II, Sector-82, Noida. As per the residents, Noida Authority has turned a blind eye to their problems.

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While the stray animal menace tops the civic woes for people across Noida, residents of Kendriya Vihar II, Sector 82 are being terrorised by stray dogs. Residents of the society have claimed that the number of cases of attacks by dogs have gone up and despite repeated complaints, the Noida Authority refuses to even acknowledge the scenario.

According to residents, some maids refuse to work in the society’s houses due to fear of strays. As a result, the residents have to pay higher salary to their maids as compared to other societies.

Kapil Madan, a member of AOA of the society told City Spidey that more than 200 stray dogs are active in the society. “For the past few months, attacks by stray dogs on women and children have increased. During the last six months, these strays have attacked more than hundred people and the residents are feeling helpless,” Madan said.

"When we try to initiate any action against these strays, some dog lovers intervene to save them. Further, they also feed these strays. We have even complained to the police but they turned a blind eye to our problems,” Madan added.

On the other hand, the police said that they are quite helpless on this issue. As per the police, whenever any resident registers a complaint regarding the attacks by strays, some dog lover cross-registers another FIR.

Currently, according to the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960, you can get away with being cruel to most animals by paying a fine of anything between Rs. 10 and Rs. 50 in India. For repeat offenders, the penalty may go up to anything between Rs. 25 and Rs. 100. Further, you could also be thrown in prison for three months.

According to the chief veterinary officer (CVO) of Gautam Budh Nagar, routine sterilisation of stray dogs is very important in all urban and rural areas to control their burgeoning population. Moreover, it also calms them down and prevents them from getting violent with other dogs and humans.

RS Yadav, project engineer of Noida Authority said that the authority is conducting a sterilisation drive in the city. Nearly 30 dogs have been sterilised in the Kendriya Vihar II society till now. 
Yadav also said that strays have increased in the society as they are offered food by dog lovers. 

He further added that AOA should make a proper place outside the society for dog lovers, where they can feed them.

On September 26, 2017, the Noida Authority appointed Delhi-based Dr Chawla's Pet Hospital for the sterilisation project.

A veterinary doctor at Noida Authiority's sterilisation shelter in Sector 94 said that the authority asked them to sterilise at least 25 stray dogs per day and thus far they have operated on around thousand dogs. He further said that the dogs are kept in the hospital for about seven days for post-surgery care and later on released in their home territory,