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Beware! 3,000 Dog Bite Cases in 3 Months in City

Officials warn dehydrated dogs may go on a biting spree this summer

Published: 04th April 2015 06:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 04th April 2015 04:57 AM   |  A+A-

HYDERABAD:With rising temperatures, stray dogs are creating mayhem in different parts of the city.

Gopi of Malkajgiri, who met with an accident came to Gandhi Hospital for  treatment, was attacked by street dogs on Friday.

Many dog bite cases have been reported from Rahmatnagar, Sri Krishna Nagar and Karmanghat and other parts of the city. In the last three months, nearly 3,000 dog bites cases have been reported in Greater Hyderabad limits.

In view of prevailing heat, dog bite cases are likely to increase as stray dogs go wild in summer due to dehydration.

The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) has not been able to tackle the increasing menace of stray dogs, owing to uproar from animal welfare organisations.

It is estimated that there are few lakh stray dogs in the city that have not been administered the anti-rabies vaccine and are a threat to the citizens. The population of stray dogs has increased manifold, despite the Animal Birth Control and Anti-Rabies Vaccination Programme (ABC/AR) implemented by the GHMC.

The situation is pathetic in slum areas where one can find hundreds of stray dogs.

Beware.jpgMeanwhile, GHMC special officer Somesh Kumar said that corporation is taking measures to sterilise the stray dogs through Animal Birth Control and Anti-Rabies Vaccination Programme.

GHMC Helplines

Citizens who are facing the dog menace can call GHMC veterinary officials for taking necessary action. West Zone covering Circle-11, 12, 13 and 14 can call assistant director on mobile number 9000901937, East and South Zone covering Circles from 1 to 6 can call assistant director (9989930359), assistant director, North Zone (15 to 18 circles, 9704456520). Veterinary officer, East Zone (1 to 3 circles, 9989930357), Veterinary officer, South Zone (4 to 6 circles, 9989930358), Veterinary officer, Central Zone (7 to 10 circles, 9989930356), North Zone Veterinary Director (9989930397).



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