Civic body to request govt to relax rules on stray dogs

ST correspondent
Thursday, 30 August 2018

Corporator Vishal Tambe from Dhankawadi suggested to the PMC that they should request the Union and State governments to modify the rules so that the steps can be taken to reduce the nuisance of stray dogs.

PUNE: Following the death of a person  due to rabies in the city, corporators became aggressive on the issue of stray dogs. To tackle this menace, the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) at its General Body meeting held on Wednesday, decided to request the Union and State governments to relax the rules. 

On Tuesday, a person died in Naidu Hospital. Corporators demanded a  solution to the stray dog menace. Corporators discussed the issue in the meeting for almost one hours. Some of the corporators raised the pig menace issue. Corporators claimed that people are scared of  stray dogs and are not coming out from houses at night. They demanded action against stray dogs and food stalls providing food to dogs. 

Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) corporator Vishal Tambe from Dhankawadi suggested to the PMC that they should request the Union and State governments to modify the rules so that the steps can be taken to reduce the nuisance of stray dogs. 

Municipal Commissioner Saurabh Rao said, “We are facing problems due to restriction on taking action on stray dogs as per Animal Cruelty Act. However, we will take a special drive to control stray dogs as well as the pig menace.”

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