Noida Intensifies Sterilisation Drives For Stray Dogs, Immunisation For Pets | Noida News


NOIDA: The Noida Authority has asked two private agencies involved in the stray dog sterilisation programme to intensify their drives, more than a week after a seven-month-old child was mauled to death by a mongrel inside a housing society. The Authority has decided to hire four agencies for carrying out anti-rabies immunisation drives for registered pets too.
Officials said a sector-wise roaster has been issued and the respective agencies have been directed to ensure that each stray dog is covered in a particular area under the sterilisation drive. there. “RWAs have the mandate to verify the activities of these two agencies,” said Noida’s OSD Indu Prakash Singh.
A dog policy, regulating feeding points and developing small dog shelters across residential colonies to provide sanctuary to aggressive dogs, is also in the making and is likely to be made public in a few days, Singh said.
As of now, each of these two agencies carries out 18-20 sterilisations daily, which many say is quite low given the number of stray dogs in the city. According to an estimate, there are some 70,000 strays in Noida, of which 40,000 have been sterilized in the past five years.
Meanwhile, an expression of interest has been floated for the purpose of sterilisation of registered pets. Besides anti-rabies vaccine, the agencies will also provide six-in-one (distemper, hepatitis, parvo-virus, adenovirus, para-influenza, infectious) jabs to registered canines.
“Owners of registered dogs would be required to visit the camps of one of these agencies or dedicated clinics, get their pets vaccinated and submit a report to the Authority,” Singh said.
The registration work is being done through Noida-registered Pet Registration Application (NPRA). So far, 2,000 pet dogs have been registered with the Authority through this app.
“The selection of agencies is likely to take a month’s time. The clinics will be required to have qualified vets and paramedical staff, in addition to a good facility for the storage of syringes and vaccines. The contract period will be of five years,” Singh said.
As per the expression of interest, the Authority will reimburse the cost of immunisation of registered pet dogs at the rate quoted by the selected bidder.

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