Thiruvananthapuram: The stray
dog menace in Kerala has ballooned into a major political issue in the state, with a businessman launching a day-long fast to draw attention to the problem, and some candidates in the local council elections using it as a campaign point.
One doesn't expect Strays
to use the intersection of two fearful personalities to explore positive change and courage yet, it does.
People who do not want to keep a stray
in their own home can take it to the council's reception point at North Clwyd Animal Rescue in Trelogan near Holywell.
Following repeated disruption of Delhi Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung's visits at government hospitals by stray
dogs, the L- G has ordered the three municipal corporations to initiate a massive sterilisation campaign across the city.
During 15 months of feeding more than hundreds of strays
, I never heard a single complaint from people around the areas, that a stray
dog attacked them or harmed them in any way
In Redcar and Cleveland between April 2012 and March 2013, 241 strays
were found by the council.
He said: "We started life six years ago trying to help the council reduce the number of strays
that had to be put to sleep.
Despite all strays
now being micro-chipped, some have been unable to be reunited with their owners and remain in care.
Healthy cats aren't generally presented as strays
but vets often have to deal with injured or sick cats brought in by worried members of the public.
Spay Day is an annual campaign to inspire people to save animal lives by spaying or neutering pets and stray
Officials at the charity said, one of the most effective ways of reducing the number of strays
, inserting microchips in pets, helped reunite 30% of stray
dogs with their owners last year.
THE NICOSIA Municipality has launched a campaign of spaying stray