The AOA's decision comes as a preventive measure to tackle the rising dog bite incidents in the vicinity.
The Apartments Owners Association of Shipra Sun City (SSAOA) has sought permission from Ghaziabad Municipal Corporation (GMC) to construct a dog shelter inside the housing society. In a letter written to the veterinary officer of GMC, the AOA asked for his permission to build a dog shelter home to house stray dogs in the society.
"There are certain conditions and norms followed in making a shelter home. We want to follow the rules, that's why we requested the GMC to guide us through the process," told Anurag Ranjan, member and spokesperson of AOA.
Currently, the strays are fed in the open. The suggested shelter will have a caretaker, who will not only feed the dogs but look after them also.
The AOA's decision comes as a preventive measure to tackle the rising dog bite incidents in the vicinity. Ranjan told CitySpidey that the AOA is committed to providing protection to the strays as well as to their residents. The whole concept of creating the shelter is to avoid any conflict or an untoward incident under which the stray dogs are harmed by the residents. With the rising dog bite cases, such an initiative was necessary.
A few days ago, a resident of the society was gravely injured after a pack of strays attacked and bit her on the leg.
AOA sensed the rising tension between the strays and the residents, therefore, they are trying to contain it. Their previous attempt received huge backlash and was termed illegal, as they had banned dogs from the society's central park. However, after PFA intervened, the AOA removed the notice board.