After the Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon’s directive to Presidents of all Gurgaon-based Residential Welfare Associations (RWAs) to stop harassing people/residents who have pets and tend to street dogs, comes the below mentioned letter issued by Federation of Noida Resident Welfare Associations to all its member RWAs in Noida, apprising them on the lawful manner of dealing with street dogs and the people who tend to them, feed them, get them sterilized and vaccinated.
So, for all those of you who stay in Noida and are being harassed by your respective RWA for feeding and tending to street dogs, please take note of this important letter, download it from the link below and use it to fight your case for the animals you care for.
Download by clicking here – Noida Federation instructions to RWAs regarding lawful manner of dealing with street dogs
Please also read:
Gurgaon Municipal Corporation’s Directive to Presidents of Residential Welfare Societies to stop harassing people who have pets and tend to street dogs
This is excellent news…and thank you for sharing this letter, this will
help many of us in NOIDA to deal with dog chasing and poisoning issues.
What about the harassment one faces when people cant handle their pets properly and block the path ways, or their pets bark non stop and create nuisance for elderly people on their walks
You can talk to the pet owners and try to reach a harmonious solution amicable by requesting them to be responsible pet owners. Our focus at JAAGRUTI is to ensure rights of street animals are not tampered with or flouted.
Hi Team Jaagruti,
We really appreciate the work you have been doing for animals all over the country. We need immediate advice. We have been trying to vaccinate, sterilize and feed community dogs in our sector for approximately 2 years now. We were harassed and threatened by the RWA and were forced to stop taking care of the dogs. When we didn’t oblige, we were threatened by a couple of residents who claimed that if we do not stop our compassion for the dogs they will hurt the dogs and to prove this point two dogs were beaten with lathis as a result of which they have broken legs. When we approached the RWA they turned deaf ears and boycotted us from any discussion related to our sector,The local Authority doesn’t pay any attention and we are regularly threatened by the local residents or the RWA. We are being threatened of eviction and harm to the dogs. My husband and I are trying to this on our own for a long time and we really need all the help we can get from you,
Where are you writing from? Why haven’t you approached the local police on this this far. Please read https://jaagruti.org/2013/12/13/to-all-those-of-you-who-are-being-harassed-by-their-neighbourhood-for-tending-to-animals/
If you are writing from Noida, please report this on SPCA Noida’s Facebook page.
Please also read Animal Welfare Board of India, Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate change, Government of India) circular regarding pet and street dogs :http://www.awbi.org/awbi-pdf/pet_dog_circular_26_2_2015.pdf
Hi Team Jagruti,
We went to complaint. We were made fun of by the local police officers. They demanded to see our ID cards to prove that we are animal volunteers. When we told them about the laws and AWBI notices, they weren’t fazed a bit. We showed them a printout of http://www.awbi.org/awbi-pdf/pet_dog_circular_26_2_2015.pdf
They told us they will investigate. Instead they informed the RWA (against whom the complaint was lodged) that we have reported against them which created an atmosphere where no one wants to talk to us in the sector. Street dogs are being chased away and RWA is supporting them. They circulate the laws of New Zealand according to which its OK to KILL strays!
Our FIR hasn’t been lodged, People are instigated by us, we cant feed the dogs, dogs are hungry, unwell, and in need of help!
Its happening in OMICRON 2, Greater Noida.
Please write about this on the SPCA Noida Facebook page