JAMMU, 27th May: Commissioner of Jammu Municipal Corporation, Rahul Yadav accompanied by Municipal Veterinarian, Dr. Sushil Kumar Sharma visited Municipal Animal Care Center, Roop Nagar, Jammu today and gave an update on the various activities carried out in the center.
The MVO JMC informed the commissioner that in addition to providing care for sick and injured strays, an animal birth control/rabies vaccination (dog) program is also underway at the center.
For the timely rescue of stray animals within the JMC boundaries and sometimes outside the JMC boundaries, dedicated rescue teams with animal capture vehicles have been formed to address complaints from the general public 24 hours a day. , 7 days a week. In addition to providing the best possible treatment to stray animals, the staff made up of veterinarians Doctors, para-veterinarians work 24 hours a day in the Center.
It is pertinent to mention that the municipal animal care center is the only center in the entire Jammu region that has an IPD treatment facility. Cases of sick, injured and injured animals are taken care of at the Centre. Also during the treatment, all the food needs of the stray animals were taken care of in the center by JMC.
He was also informed to the Commissioner that in order to control the stray dog population in an effective and sustainable manner and to curb the spread of rabies in Jammu city, the animal birth control program has been contracted out to a implementing agency, namely Friendicoes-SECA through a tender process. April 2021 and the said agency has performed more than 8000 ABC surgeries / rabies vaccination till date.
Since the implementation of the ABC program within the boundaries of the JMC, 25,000 stray dogs have been spayed and vaccinated by the JMC and within a year, over 70% of the current stray dog population will be spayed/vaccinated.
Later, Commissioner JMC interacted with the staff and asked them to work with more dedication and zeal to alleviate the suffering of the voiceless creations by providing the best possible treatment in the center and also appealed to the general public and to local NGOs/animal activists/volunteers for their cooperation in the successful implementation of the ABC/ARV program within the confines of the JMC.