Just to give some relief to people from alarming number of stray dogs in Srinagar city, the state government has decided to spend fifty per cent of Rs 22, 25,000 on the sterilization process.
The process of sterilization will start by April 14 with the authorities to target 5000 stray dogs in the first phase.
The reports informed that after a gap of eight months, the process will be restarted in the Srinagar city.
The cost of the sterilization per dog is estimated to be Rs 445. Veterinary officer Dr Javed Iqbal said that the process of sterilization of the stray dogs will be kick started on April 14 and that all the necessary arrangements for the same have been completed.
He said that the state government has signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Hyderabad based NGO for this initiative. “Some 5000 dogs will be sterilized here and 50 percent of the cost will be borne by the state government and 50 by the Animal Welfare Board, GOI,” Dr Javed added. (KNS)