Healthcare workers, doctors, corporation health department officials, residents’ welfare associations, NGOs and others participated in the first zonal health assembly.
According to World Health Organization estimates, there are about six crore strays in India, a country which accounts for 36 percent of global rabies deaths.
The public shared that each street has a minimum of 10 dogs and the number goes upto 40 in some locations.
The court noted that this petition was filed in May 2022, and time was granted to the state government to file a statement of objection as a last chance in January 2023.
In the 2019 stray dog survey, it was estimated that there was 3.10 lakh and 51.16 per cent of stray dogs were sterilized.
The reasons for the increase in the number of dog bite cases are provocation and aggression, territorial, maternal, sexual and food, said veterinarians from BBMP’s Animal Husbandry wing.
Regional Joint Director of Animal Husbandry Dr PTR Theophilus Rojar inaugurated the camp in the presence of Tenkasi Divisional Assistant Director Dr M Mageswari.
Local urban bodies like CMC, TMC, town panchayat, and gram panchayat are yet to take up animal birth control (ABC) programmes in a sustained manner.
The cricketer had earlier knocked the doors of the Supreme Court with the same petition in the backdrop of a shocking incident of a stray pregnant dog being tortured and killed in Delhi.
The victim stated in his complaint that as a resident of the area for the last three years, he goes for morning walks every day between 7 AM and 7:45 AM.
The male stray aged around 1.5-2 years was completely vaccinated recently with administration of three times immunisation and two doses of anti-rabies vaccines.
World Rabies Day (WRD) is observed each year on September 28 to create awareness about the consequences of Rabies in animals and humans, and about how to prevent it.
Educating the public on the importance of proper pet training and socialisation will enhance the overall behaviour and social integration of dogs.
The order came after a PIL sought directions to release the dogs captured by the civic authorities for such events and to ensure their welfare according to the Animal Birth Control Rules, 2023.
We want to build a society that values the well-being of both its human and animal inhabitants, fostering a culture of compassion and respect for all living beings.
Solicitor General Tushar Mehta referred to a viral video from Uttar Pradesh and spoke of the plight of a man whose son was bitten by a rabid dog and died a painful death in his lap.
The high court said the state government is also seized of the threat posed by the Canine Distemper (CD) virus and Paravirus in animals and is actively vaccinating them for the same.
The dogs were killed on August 29 but came to light only on Sunday owing to the decomposed smell emanating from the garbage dump.
Dr Shine Kumar, a chief veterinary officer in Kollam, highlighted challenges faced in the district, which has over 59,000 stray dogs, the highest count in Kerala.
The move came after the Orissa High Court on Monday directed CMC commissioner to engage the city health officer for ensuring removal of dogs from the campus within 24 hours.