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Who let the dogs out?

By Pradakshana Srivastav

 

Dog bite cases have been increasing in Rajarajeshwari Nagar since last year

Bengluru, 23 November, 2018

Dog bite cases have been increasing in Rajarajeshwari Nagar since last year.

Residents of Rajarajeshwari Nagar fear the attack of stray dogs and feel unsafe in their surroundings. Many residents complain of the increased number of stray dogs in the area.

Chand Shamanna, a resident of Raja RajeshwariNagar said, “We people feel unsafe as the dogs attack people. There are not many streetlights in the place and that makes it scarier.”

Dr. Komala , Health Officer, Brhuhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) said, “The number of dog bites this year is 1,837 while last year there were 1,614 dog bite cases.”

Sandeep GP another resident from the same area said, “There are around 15- 20 street dogs in the lane opposite Gopalan Arcade. It is difficult to ride late at night there.”

Nishanth H, a resident of Rajarajeshwari Nagar said, “I was bit by a dog 15 days ago. I had to undergo treatment; the doctor gave me a set of injections. I now fear going out in the dark and being bit by a dog.”

Anuradha Singh, member of CUPA LARRC said, “Despite the Animal Birth Control programme, pet owners let their dogs out on streets that mate with the stray dogs. The puppies are abandoned. This is a reason for an increase in stray dogs in the city.”

 

 
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