The dog-catching squad of the City Corporation will get the service of a most-modern critical care mobile ambulance unit from the Kerala Veterinary and Animal Science University (KVASU) at Pookode in Wayanad.
Expert surgeons will carry out the sterilisation of the canines. Veterinary surgeons with the City Corporation and Animal Husbandry Department would receive training in performing keyhole surgery for two weeks beginning March first week.
The fuel charge for the ambulance and the expenses of the generator will be provided by the Corporation, which will also buy the vaccines required for the programme. A two-day care of the canines post surgery is also the duty of the City Corporation.
The civic body is also planning to introduce compulsory licencing for pet dogs. For one dog, the licence fee would be Rs 100 and in case there are more number of dogs in a house, each will be charged Rs 500.
It is only on assurance of a suitable cage, waste management and sanitation facility would the licence be issued. Later, the licence needs to be produced at the veterinary hospital while seeking treatment for the pet dogs. ENS