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To: Chief Municipal Health Officer - Kolkata Municipal Corporation
Ask Dhapa dog Pound to abide by the PCA Act, 1960 and Animal Birth Control (Dogs) Rules, 2001.
Before signing this petition, please take a minute from your time and go through a few lines and pictures by clicking the link below. It is important to learn about what the facility is supposed to do and what it is actually doing.
Animal Birth Control (Dogs) Rules, 2001.
The Rules envisage that community dogs shall be sterilized, vaccinated for protection against rabies and then released back into the very areas that they were picked up from. Releasing back into the locality is EXTREMELY important because dogs, being territorial in nature, tend to keep other, possibly un-sterilized, un-vaccinated animals out of their territories. This stabilizes the dog population in each territory, and also makes it easier to follow a systematic, area-wise sterilization and immunization plan.
I am starting this petition on behalf of Piyali Datta from Kolkata. She rescued an injured dog on the 20th of January along with two other people whom she didnt know from before. The dog's eye was severely injured and was almost coming out. This dog was taken to the "Dhapa dog Pound" in the ambulance of "Debosree roy foundation" and she also donated money for her treatment. She took the number of the driver named Netai and called him on a regular basis. He told her that the dog had been operated on and will be released soon. On the 27th she got another call from Debosree Roy Foundation and they asked her for more money for the treatment. She paid them and she was told that the dog will be released on the 31st of January and so she started looking for shelters. She was finally called by Netai to the Dhapa dog pound on the 6th of Feb to take her back. She went there and to her utter shock found that the dog had been not been operated on and had been left completely underfed and untreated. The dog died right in front of her. I am attaching a picture of the dog to see how miserably she died. Piyali was told by the dog pound staff that the money had not reached them. The driver was standing there and kept mum.
Why is this important?
This is not the first time that the dog pound has done something like this. It raises a whole lot of questions like the ones below:
1)If they are a "breed control center" and not a hospital then why DID THEY TAKE THE DOG IN?
2)Why didn't they inform Piyali and the driver to take the dog somewhere else?
3)Why did they wait till February 6th to call Piyali to take her back?
4) According to a few eyewitnesses, KMC has been picking up dogs at random on the basis of a few complaints and sending them to the pound. These dogs are NEVER RETURNED. This is completely illegal and should be stopped immediately.
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