THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: With the recent shocking incidents that took place at Muvattupuzha, the stray mongrels are back in the game. As usual, there is a furore. But, in reality, they have always wreaked havoc and will continue to do so, unless the authorities come up with an iron fist to tackle the issue.
When asked about the steps taken to control the menace, S Pushpalatha, Health Standing Chairman said, “ Our squad has begun its operation. The squad of Humane Society India which was entrusted with the Animal Birth Control programme (ABC) and our own squad are operating,” she said. Besides, garbage menace is a big problem, she said. “But the ABC is not able to be of much help. Still, we are trying our level-best to implement the programme,” she said.
However, challenging the official view, councillor Gopan of Sasthamangalam said, “there is rift between both the parties and till now they have not come up with any such arrangements. The Mayor is playing politics.” The councillor said the Mayor is not ready to accept any of his suggestions. “I communicated with the Mayor that Sathya Sai Orphanage Trust is ready to carry out the neutering programme. But the Mayor is not ready to give them the vehicle. The same thing has happened with Humane Society. If they are saying that they have started squad operation, it is a blatant lie,” he said.