Pune’s stray dogs increased from 40000 to 3 lakh in 10 years

Shivanee Thote

Pune, February 22, 2020 : The number of stray dogs has increased from 40, 000 to 2.5 lakh to 3 lakh in the last ten years according to a livestock survey conducted by the central government in 2019, say officials of the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC).

PMC officer Prakash Wagh said, “The numbers cannot be disclosed as the survey was conducted by the central government. So, they will be officially disclosing the number. This is true that the numbers have increased.”

To overcome the stray dog’s population problem and get to the solution required steps are taken by the Pune Municipal Corporation. They will be providing 15 vehicles to such NGOs to run the program.

An increase in stray dog population can lead to different problems like not enough well trained veterinary surgeons, which further results in cruelty, mismanagement, and death.

Animal rescuer, Jaydeep Patil said, “The problem can be brought in control if and only if the program is executed successfully”.

The awareness among masses about the stray dogs can help gain a positive response.