Animal Care Centre for controlling avenue canine menace inaugurated in Khammam

The KMC has provided Rs 10 lakh funds to maintain the center in Rotary Nagar, where the MPDO office has been converted into an animal care center

By TelanganaToday | Released: March 20, 2021 7:06 pm

Transport Minister P Ajay Kumar inspected the animal care center at Rotary Nagar in Khammam.

Khammam: With the aim of controlling the threat posed by street dogs, the Khammam Municipal Corporation (KMC), in partnership with the Animal Welfare Society, has set up an animal care center in the city.

The KMC has provided Rs 10 lakh funds to maintain the center in Rotary Nagar, where the MPDO office has been converted into an animal care center. Transport Minister Puvvada Ajay Kumar, together with SUDA chairman B Vijay Kumar and community commissioner Anurag Jayanthi, inaugurated the center on Friday.

The street dogs caught by the dog catchers would be brought to this center. Sterilization of the street dogs to contain their population and the administration of a rabies vaccine would be done at the center, as well as taking care of their other health issues, officials said.

Citizens of the city have long complained about the threat posed by street dogs. Funds were made available for the sterilization of stray dogs with the help of the Veterinary Department during the tenure of previous local councils, but this has been implemented.

The establishment of an animal care center will address the problem of street dog overpopulation, said former Deputy Mayor B Murali Prasad. Animal Welfare Society officials announced that all activities at the center would be conducted in accordance with animal welfare guidelines.

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