Indian Street Dogs and their ‘rights’

Updated: 16th March 2015

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This page is to help you become more aware of the rights and laws with regard to street dogs and their  caretakers, so that we can all tactfully and astutely handle confronting situations our neighbours ‘love’ to create when they see our love for dogs.

The below information and documents have been carefully compiled by us. Please use them, take print outs, circulate them to spread awareness on the subject or in situations, whenever you feel harassed by your local RWA or any other person who attempts to harass you for befriending street dogs,-for these animals have as much a right to inhabit the areas they were born in as we do.

Where these street dogs are born is where they belong.

To summarise the content of this page, there is no law that prohibits feeding of street animals, and that citizens who choose to do so are in fact performing a duty cast upon them by the Constitution of India. Persons who are trying to interfere with their effort, or display aggression, can be held liable for having committed the offence described in the Indian Penal Code and criminal intimidation. Moreover, that as per Indian law, street dogs cannot be beaten or driven away.  Please remember that the only humane, legal and scientific way of dealing with street dogs is to get them vaccinated and sterilized under Animal Birth Control Programme (ABC). Under this program, stray dogs are picked up, neutered, vaccinated against rabies and released in the respective areas from where they had been captured, which is in accordance with the Animal Birth Control Rules 2001 framed, under Section 38 of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1960 and as per the orders of Honourable Supreme Court of India.

In its report, Technical Report Series 931, WHO’s Expert Consultation on Rabies, which met in Geneva from 5 to 8 October 2004, states as follows and endorses that the ABC program constitutes the only effective and humane method of controlling stray dog populations:

 “Since the 1960s, ABC programs coupled with rabies vaccination have been advocated as a method to control urban street male and female dog populations and ultimately human rabies in Asia. The rationale is to reduce the dog population turnover as well as the number of dogs susceptible to rabies and limit aspects of male dog behavior (such as dispersal and fighting) that facilitate the spread of rabies. The culling of dogs during these programs may be counterproductive as sterilized, vaccinated dogs may be destroyed

Animal Birth Control Programme comprises of two components:

  1. Sterilization of street dogs, which is the surgical removal of their sex organs (specifically, surgical removal of uterus in case of female dogs and surgical removal of testicles of male dogs) and;
  2. Administration of an Anti Rabies Vaccine, prior to the dogs being released in the same area where they were picked up from.

Advantages of Animal Birth Control Programme are as follows:

ü  Sterilization helps calm the dogs down and restricts their numbers.

ü  There is scientific thought behind restoring a sterilized dog to his original habitat. Dogs are territorial animals. They mark out their territories based on the food available and they do not let outsiders come in. When these local dogs are removed from their territory, other dogs move in to occupy them. These may not be sterilized so the problem continues for that locality. Dog fights increase as any new dog entering a territory is attacked by the dogs already in that area and non-sterilized dogs continue to mate and produce litters. Rabies continues to spread as none of the dogs in that area are vaccinated against it. The new dogs are hostile to the residents so problems of safety continue. A sterilized and vaccinated dog doesn’t breed, they guard their territory from intruders and new dogs, and they become docile and don’t fight with other dogs during the mating season.

ü  Getting dogs sterilized is the best form of welfare we can all do for street dogs, as these dogs will be vaccinated in the process and will not have to give birth to pups anymore, something they can’t otherwise do without human intervention.

ü  Only Dogs above the age of 4 months can be picked up for sterilization/

ü  The right ear of sterilized dogs is notched/cut at the tip as a mark of identification.

1. The laws governing Street Dog Sterilization in India

Government of India notified the Animal Birth Control (Dogs) Rules, 2001, under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960 vide the Gazette of India: Extra Ordinary Part II – Sec. 3 – sub section.II dated 24th December 2001 to implement sterilization and vaccination of street/community dogs to control the dog population.

As per Indian law, street dogs cannot be beaten, killed or driven away or displaced or dislocated, they can only be sterilized in the manner envisaged in the The Animal Birth Control (Dogs) Rules, 2001  enacted under the Indian Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1960 (A Central Act), vaccinated, and then returned back to their original locations.

Rule 6 and Rule 7 of The Animal Birth Control (Dogs) Rules, 2001, state as follows:

    1. Rule 6 clearly envisages that even if the Municipal Corporation thinks it expedient to control street dog populations; IT CANNOT RESORT TO KILLING OR DISLOCATING. It can only sterilize and immunize the dogs, and then leave them at the locations that they had been picked up from.
    2. Rule 7 deals with the procedure to be followed upon receipt of a complaint. Please also note, the Municipality, cannot just pick up dogs, simply because some persons/administrators don’t like their being around. Even the dogs that are complained about can only be sterilized and immunized, and then left back at the locations that they had been picked up from.

Please note there is a specific bar against dislocating dogs, since the same tends to interfere with and jeopardize the area-wise animal birth control. For the area-wise sterilization program mandated by law, dogs have to be returned back to their original habitat after sterilization and immunization. These dogs then tend to fight off other, newer, possibly unsterilized and unvaccinated dogs from entering their territories, since dogs are highly territorial in nature. Dislocation of street dogs has time and again proven to be counter-productive and only favours the entry of other non-sterilized street dogs into the area, which will not only be unknown to you but also to those who tend to the area’s street dogs, thus raising more cases of man-animal conflict.

Ministry of Public Grievances Circular on Street Dogs to Central Govt Employees dated 26.5.2006

The Stray feeding guidelines by the Department of Personnel & Training, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, New Delhi letter no.F.No.30/9/2006-WELFARE dated 26.5.2006, applicable for:

·        Treatment of street dogs by government servants: If any Govt. Servant indulges in act of cruelty to animals he will be making himself liable for action under Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act. Besides, punishment under the Act, he would also make himself liable for action under CCS (Conduct) Rules for conduct unbecoming of a Govt. Servant.

·        Resident Welfare Associations, citizens and others: Stray animals are to be dealt with through designated agencies in Govt./local self-government organizations/ NGO’s etc.  Recognised Associations in Govt. colonies may approach such Institutions for redressal of their grievances. All the problems of stray animals have to be handled within the institutional framework available and NO resident association, recognized or unrecognized, shall take recourse to action on their own, either themselves or through any person employed by them like security guards etc.

Public Grievances Circular, Pg 1

Public Grievances Circular, Pg 2

A Direct Order dated 3rd March 2008 was issued by Animal Welfare Board of India, Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change, Government of India  (D.O. AWBI/PCA/3.3.2008), referring to the above-mentioned Memo and provides for immunity to animal feeders and restrict government employees or bodies such as Resident Welfare Associations from harassing people who try to feed or help animals.

DO AWBI dated 3.3.2008

Moreover, there is no law that prohibits the feeding of street animals. Citizens/animal welfare volunteers who choose to do so are in fact performing a duty cast upon them by the Constitution of India – of showing compassion to all living creatures. Recently, the Animal Welfare Board of India (AWBI), a statutory body under Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India has framed exhaustive Guidelines regarding stray dog feeding. These have been placed before and upheld by the High Court of Delhi. The orders passed on 18th December, 2009, and 4th February, 2010 by the Hon’ble High Court of Delhi, mandate not only that those street dogs will be fed, but that they will be fed in order to confine them to the localities/areas that they belong to. Confining them to the localities that they belong to facilitates area-wise animal birth control, and yearly/annual vaccination.

The Delhi High Court, vide its rulings in 2009 and 2010, have also actually ordered the Delhi Police to protect persons who feed and care for street dogs, and who are often exposed to the ire of ill-informed, ill-advised residents/administrators of those areas.

The Delhi High Court in its judgement, pronounced on 18.12.2009 and 4.2.2010, says that “it is necessary to bring into record that these individuals and families who adopt stray animals are doing a great service to humanity as they are acting in the aid and assistance of Municipal Authorities by providing these animals with food and shelter and also by getting them vaccinated and sterilized. Without assistance of such persons no local Municipal Authority can successfully carry out its ABC programme”.

The Court has proceeded to say that “the local police and the municipal authorities are under obligation not only to encourage such adoption but also to ensure protection to such persons who come forward to take care of these animals specifically the community or neighbourhood dogs so that they are not subjected to any kind of cruelty”, finally, the Court has said “that every individual has the right to live his life in the manner he wants and it is necessary that the society and the community recognize it”.

Also remember that under the Indian laws, animal cruelty is an offence – under Section 11 of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, and Section and 429 of the Indian Penal Code punishable with imprisonment and fine. Likewise, criminal intimidation, and criminally intimidating animal welfare volunteers is a serious offence under the Indian Penal Code (specifically, Section 503 of Indian Penal Code read with Section 506 of the Indian Penal Code 1860).

Please also read and download the 26th February 2015 dated Circular issued by the Animal Welfare Board of India to all Resident Welfare Associations and Societies on the lawful manner of dealing with street as well as pet dogs can be accessed by clicking here.

Below image is a scanned copy (newspaper advertisement) of a Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) notification, showing the approach of the M.C.D. with regard to street animals (which is based on the law of the land). This is a 2009 dated advertisement and there have since been changes in the names of NGOs working with the MCD on doing dog sterilization work in Delhi:

M.C.D. notification, showing the approach of the M.C.D. with regard to street animals

 

Below is a Scanned copy of a Hindustan Times news report dated 24th January 2009 regarding the view taken by the Supreme Court regarding stray dogs;

Hindustan Times news report regarding the view taken by the Supreme Court regarding stray dogs

A copy of the Delhi’s Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate’s order dated 2nd May 2007 related to feeding and looking after Street Dogs (CC No. 47/1/2007- case of Mita Das Gupta vs.Malini Sehgal etc.) can be accessed by clicking here.

Every citizen of India is thus hereby advised to abide by the law, and refrain from uncivilized, criminal actions such as seeking to intimidate those who choose to deal with street animals compassionately.

Watching the video links below will further clear up your doubts on this subject:

498 Comments on “Indian Street Dogs and their ‘rights’

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    • We had a cute little jet black street dog residing in our colony from the past 3 years.He was too brilliant,loyal and very friendly with localites. But from couple of months he used to get severe injuries over his body.On 23rd october i found that one of its legs were broken and he suffered from serious head injury,though i tried taking him to the veterinary doctor and got him injected,nothing worked because he was so badly injured that he took his last breath.I It was really heart touching for us sight to see him dead.i heard from few of the residents that there was a localite behind this act.Can you please suggest me as to what action could be taken on such brutal guys in future who kill animals to death.I really miss him a lot!!

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      • Hi Dikshitha, what has happened is tragic to say the least, we understand your grief. There is legal recourse that you can take against perpetrators of such gruesome acts against innocent animals for it is illegal under the Indian Penal Code as well as under Section 11 of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1960. Have also sent you a mail in this regard. Please feel free to call back. Take care.

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      • hello!dikshita i understand your grief.When an animal is suffering from pain or die ; [mujhe bhi bahut dukh hota hai].Especially, when an animal is being killed.The brutal guys or animal killers should be hang to death!! Bye!!

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      • Hi..I have 2 strays in my building who are very friendly..however they get a bit naughty wen theyy hear a squeaky sound of a bike or car. Recently one of them went to catch hold of a guy on a bike while entering the building but he didnt bite.
        I have vaccinated both the dogs and they are neutered..there is a tenant in our building who has 2 dogs..this morning there was a fight between the owner and secretary about dogs excreta being found in the society..they have blamed my strays and have asked the security to throw them out..and deny entry to them..i do not want that to happen..what can be done about this. plz advice

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      • You should go and speak to the colony secretary and explain to him the law of the land that street dogs can just be sterilized and vaccinated and not be wished away, neither can they be dislocated from their territories…doing so is illegal…if the RWA people don’t listen to you, please keep their mobile number ready with you and call us…we’ll speak to them…which area are you writing from? Also offer that you will pay the sweeper for cleaning the faeces though its not the strays that are at fault, as street dogs never defecate in public view and do so in hiding…its pet dogs bound by a leash that defecate at public places bcoz they dont have a choice..be polite yet assertive…you make take print out of the dog laws dossier available on the jaagruti.org blog to share with the RWA officials

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      • You can file a complaint against that person who did that.. because the laws on this page says that it is illegal to injure dogs or to abuse them.. you can show the legal documents on this page and file a complaint against him and he will have to pay for it! please do take some action against that person who abused that dog.. it would be really inspiring for other people to do the same..

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      • Its sad. But I believe only humans are to be blamed on all accounts firstly they befriend street dogs but dont care enough to spend little on their vaccination, care and training. This leads to harassment of others whom the dog considers intruder to their territory and they decide to take action by attacking it back. From nature’s perspective it is fair to attack dogs for hurting our loved ones to ward them off and in such cases govt should round up overly aggressive dogs and lock them up and train them. Organizations should besetup to train and control the street dog population and remove them from streets altogether. We are intelligent beings lets Have proper dog impounds. My sister was recently bit by a dog and i had to beat him knowing its not his fault just enough to scare him now he growls everytime he sees me but knows i have won my territory so wont attack but i live in fear for my family. Its the fault of people who feed them but dont bother to spend on vaccinations and train them. So instead of just trying to take action against people who hurt the dog also take severe action against those who dont take care of training the dog in the first place. And Ive notice jagruti guys telling people the law over and over. Its really irresponsible on their part as well for not advicing people to train the dog. Dogs cannot be removed from their birth location but certainly overly aggressive dogs that have moved to other locations should be driven out for everyone s safety I know we have the right to defend ourselves. Unless people learn to train and curb their population there isnt going to be any solution

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      • Hi, we have replied to your mail and we quote the same below. We apprise people to be responsible towards the animals they look after-get them sterilized, vaccinated, treated when they so require, feed them responsibly etc. and learn the law and rights so that they can defend the animals in times of need. Your suggest on training of dogs cannot be forced on NGOs to implement for reasons quoted below.

        Please allow me to first share that there is an ongoing Animal Birth Control Programme for Dogs that is being implemented in Delhi in accordance with the Animal Birth Control Rules 2001 enacted under the Indian Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act. Under this programme, the MCD works with local organisations which in turn work with people looking after animals to catch and sterilize dogs, vaccinate them and then release them back in the same area. Training of dogs which you mention is something beyond the scope of organisations to get into. Sterilized dogs can be identified by the tip of their right ear being cut / notched.Sterilization is the only legal and humane solution available for controlling the dog population. They cannot be killed, taken away or dislocated, all of these are a punishable offence under the Indian Penal Code besides being a counter productive exercise, as no sooner would these dogs be displaced that other dogs from neighbouring areas would take their place. And your issues will remain the same forever should any unlawful acts be done with regard to the area’s existing street dogs.

        Sterilization surgeries, for your information involve surgical removal of dogs sex organs so that they don’t reproduce thereafter, it is done for male as well as female dogs. This is a procedure being followed to curb population growth of street dogs. People who look after dogs or have semi-adopted them as community pets or feed street dogs/give them shelter friom weather conditions or when they are unwell are under no obligation to take the dogs in as full house pets. The only thing they need to ensure is that the dogs they look after are sterilized and vaccinated annually. Could you please connect me to the people who look after this dog in question and I can talk to them on the vaccination status of this dog and if need be vaccinate him as part of our Street Animal First Aid and Vaccination Service (details are in our email signature)

        Secondly, with regard to your sister and your family’s fear with regard to this dog, please understand dogs are intuitive animals, they sense your vibes, if you fear them or hate them, they sense it and react accordingly in self defence, you can only win your space back from your equals (humans), the thought of winning your space back from a street animals sounds not apt from an educated civilized citizen of the country like you.You need to respect an animal’s space and existence and the animal will do so as well.
        Please find attached the scan of the educational leaflet that depicts the Do’s and Don’ts of behaving around street dog, which you can share with your sister and family members.

        Also find below links to videos that can help to educate kids and adults alike on how to behave around dogs. The laws in this regard are also attached.

        1.Dog bite prevention video: http://youtu.be/_NQLYlTwEHw

        2.. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DEQ4SkIYfD4&list=UU5i269p40Ox9w7FG43VXlPA – Rabies awareness/dog bite video for children

        43 “Dr Paw” at a school in Vizag by VSPCA

        Please think over the above and revert.

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      • Dear Madam, This is Kaliyug, request not to get involve any judgemental thing against that brutal person, just pray to LORD PASHUPATINATH, HE will give proper punishment, you just see their future consequence, they will also go under bus, truck, murder etc, just see

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      • hello, i am far away from u but our emotion is same. we also have five stray dogs and they often got injured by some cruel ,educated .inhuman social people.i am a 29years old lady and want to be the voice of those innocent dogs.

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      • Putul. Please begin doing what you want to do and a way will automatically get charted out…which city are you writing from?

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    • We are facing problem similar to Dikshita but the puppies are still alive. Our building society is against the dogs in our building premises. They have instructed the watchmen to beat them with Bamboo. These puppies are just 1.5 years old and our is the only family who feeds them. Can you please suggest me what action should be taken ?

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      • Hi, the society residents can’t legally do/instruct guards to do that. Which area are you writing from? If you let us know the same, we can perhaps guide you to animal rights activists nearby, else get the puppies vaccinated using a paravet and get them sterilized once they are about 6 months old, then nobody can ever displace them or call the municipality vehicle for doing so. With regard to how to complain about animal cruelty to police, gear yourself up and read this https://jaagruti.org/information-to-empower-you/what-to-do-when-you-see-an-animal-being-treated-cruelly/

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      • You dog lovers … if you love them so much than each one take the responsibility of one street dog and take them home… I am damn sure u people won’t be ready for that but keep taking all kind of bullshit…. This same street dogs bit my daughter twice although some idiots like you people feed them… dogs are suppose to be loyal to the house who feed them but these dogs are shit…… you are against killing the dogs but what about they bitting the people and creating so much nuisance in the society….. if you really love them take them home and take their responsibility….. take it positively and think over it.

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      • No matter how much you or we try, there would never be homes for all dogs on the street. We thus try to look after as many street animals as possible on the streets itself and we are within our rights to do so..Infact its our fundamental duty as an Indian Citizen to be compassionate to all living beings including birds and animals…I too have been bitten by dogs, but I made mistakes both times it happened…unknowingly our actions end up provoking the animals sometime. We will share an awareness leaflet and video on how to behave around dogs and most animals which you can perhaps share with your daughter.

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      • Are only animals who dont shout speak take revenge are to be loyal.Sir, i have met many people who speak all nonsense like this , what you said.I did take your comment positively and infact i took a very long time thinking over it.Although i am writing really late like a stupid but TAKE IT POSITIVELY AND THIK OVER IT , imagine if (god forbid) someone in your family cant speak and wants you to love him and you couldnt understand then in anger he slaps you then would you call them bullshit? this is against humanity love them , feed them , be patient they too are man’s best friend.It is general habit of people of loving cute pups from puppy mills and hate those on streets who become footmat under our car tyres ……………. THINK OVER IT!!!!!! [?]

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      • Assalamu alaikum dear sister Shabnam, it is really sad that those puppies you care for so much are being beaten mercilessly by the security guard, I think you can try to reason with your building’s RWA chariman/head to stop indulging in this illegal act, if he or she do not listen then lodge an FIR in the local Police Station under the appropriate sections.

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  2. We love them, we rescued 5 out of 10 born in our little lane in the colony.
    The other 5 had been brutally crushed by ignorant car drivers.
    We were ultimately able to save only 2 out of the 5, as the neighbours crushed 3 more!
    Now, we have a new litter from one of the two we adopted, so we have 5 more!
    They are so innocent, so trusting, such a pleasure and so loyal – In India, people’s hearts have become stone, their blood has become black, and they will rather row in the family than do something constructive.
    Dogs are so honest – Indians have become worse!
    We are now looking after out 8 :). Yes, the father of the newest litter has also come along :) and we get them regularly vaccinated and cared for.
    Nobody will be allowed to touch ours, let alone take them away – CWG or not – they shall remain!

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    • hi.. i like that u love dogs and u r absolutely right that Indian ppl are so cruel and bad. They dont have and affection and love towards stray dogs and puppies. even i am taking care of 4 puppies in my colony. earlier ppl in our colony used to show aggression on us and dogs too. But now they have realized a lot.. now those ppl including us who are helping and feeding them- true love is rising high and leading a good life with full of positiveness and those who used to fight with us and warn us to take these puppies away are living a life full of miseries. sorry to say this but this is happening in our colony.. i am happy that ppl’s perception towards street dogs are changing … now they r happily adopting them. i will spend my whole life in helping these innocent animals who are extraordinary loyal and friendly..

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  3. Congratulations ! D.Saksena….I wish people could understand animals. I am getting phone calls from people asking me to pick up the dogs saying they are a ‘problem’ for them. I tell them , you have taken their home and you have got no rights to kick them out..and then they say they will be poisoned..I wish this world would end..can’t see cruelty being meted to the animals..

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    • thanku for neha patel ur such a kind attitude towards street dogs. harpalsinh rana. 09979523535

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  4. D Saksena, i am very happy to read this, it seems to me that there are some people who also care for street animals :-)

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  5. i have adopted many street dogs and feed them daily.
    i put collar around them so that no one takes them.
    but recently someone took off HICCUP’S collar. next day when i went with a new collar, he wasnt there. i was later informed that the municipal took him. now i have no clue as to where to find him. i am damn attached to him and have been searching for him since then. i tried calling municipal pple, but they didnt respond. what shpuld i do??? please help me out…! i want my hiccup back…!!! he is just a 8 months old baby.. damn sweet and cute…!!!

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      • Hi I am working in some organisation and i see street dogs there so I go and feed them daily but later my organisation people started getting irritated because i give them food daily .i used to love one pet im looking her from 4 years nxt day when i came to office i saw her missing i came to know that she has been taken for sterilization i just want to know will she be bak to her location i love her very much and i am not able to concentrate

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      • Which city are you writing from? Yes, if she has been taken for sterilization, then under Rules 6 and Rules 7 of Animal Birth Control Rules (Dogs) 2001, they have to be released back into the same area where they were picked up from

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      • I want to help all the street dogsby vaccinating and sterelizing them.plz help m out in this.i want to know the procedure

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  6. Dear Jagruthi,
    I am a lover of animals,it has been years since I have been trying to start a trust for the same.I had registered a trust about six years ago but then I simply was not getting support from anyone.Only my wife and myself were doing things on our own.I have looked after n number of stray animals i.e. dogs,cats cattle to the extent I still have a full grown bull which I picked up as a calf with one leg completely disabled because of a car accident.I have a small plot where I have bult a small shelter for animals.I have about four dogs and I am improving the shelter to accomadate more animals.Only thing I am still financing all this from my own pocket.I am now building two seperate shelters one for the big dogs and another one for the puppies because the big ones tend to kill the small puppies.
    It is only recently I have started getting help from our local Govt.The D.C. had santcioned Rs.5 Lakhs and from what donation I got for I trust I have given Rs40,000 and we conducted a Birth Control programme with the help of the muncipality for all the stray dogs.I am staying at Manipal .Recently as I had mentioned the people who had operated the dogs came from Bangalore and they have operated about 2500 dogs.There are many more to be operated and I am looking forward to getting funds from people who care for animals.One thing I have found is that people will spend money for anything and everything but to help a poor suffering animal no one is bothered.
    I have given n no of puppies for adoption ,I have picked up so many from the streets looked after them and given them away.Right now I have five to be given away which was picked up from the roads left by some heartless students who I beleive left them because the puppies were disturbing them.
    I wish people in our country would have a heart and care for these poor animals.At least I hope that people who beleive in rebirth would imagine what would be their plight if they are reborn as a stray dog and at least that would make them donate a care for these poor animals.
    Captain’s Animal Care Trust Manipal Udupi District Karnataka

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    • Great Captain. accept my salaam. it’s their own country and they are not wanted by perhaps 90% of their fellow country-being that is humans. I took in care or rather they adopted me last year. and this natural act of mine brought out the utter ugliness which resides so deep in our fellow monied, high-profile, well-resourced people around. well! much hard work, i have managed to save the lives of my brood and i will not let anyone take them away, harm them etc. inspired them, i am also trying to set up an animal shelter. now in the hills looking for land. i am all alone in this venture, not really i have these beautiful creatures who support me all the time. keep going Cap., it’s possible, real love and passion can’t be suppressed.
      megha

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  7. hi everyone
    i love animals and have 5 dogs at my place out of which 3 are street adopted.my mom n her brother are heavily into feeding dogs every night.infact,we get all the dogs spayed and vaccinated(the ones we feed on streets).but recently i have started facing problem from residents of a society(where i was staying earlier)for feeding dogs.what they fail to understand is that during my stay there we had adopted few dogs in the society.since i couldn’t keep all of them at home,i just kept feeding them on streets and getting them regularly vaccinated.now the residents are making a huge fuss over us coming from outside and feeding the dogs,where as all that we do is just take 10minutes in the society to feed.please give in your suggestions on how to tackle the residents of the society as they come down to fight with us regularly.also i feel my n my mom’s safety is heavily in danger when we are in the premises as some of them sound very “threatening”….simrin

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  8. hi, i am a one of street dog lover from kullu district of himachal pradesh. i am an animal lover and from last one year me and one of my friend worked for the stray dogs population in the area. we did vaccination and sterlization of the dogs in the area and there adoption. till date almost 26 pups are adopted by the residents from diffrent areas of the district. whatever we did was on our own level but now we want to do it in a larger scale therefore we got registered an ngo in the area. i really want to know that what type of help we can get from the adminstrative part so that we can do it in larger extent or in a regular manner.

    regards
    sarla

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  9. In my house , a street dog, given birth to four kid , can any give me instruction, what to give them in food , and how to take care , they r sm 10 days old..

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    • Hi,

      Feed the mother dog good food while the pups are young as the pups will be happy feeding on their mom’s milk for the first moth or so.

      You can give the mother dog- warm milk 3-4 times a day (toned milk and water in 50% ratio each) mixed with brown bread or roti OR whatever else you think she likes, non veg, biscuits whatever you can afford and give her easily.

      For pups, you can buy cerelac for babies and give it to them like you would give to babies, they would need to be fed about 6 times a day (small quantities each meal) to begin with (little amounts of cerelac powder dissolved in warm water) and then as they grow up you can feed them 4 times a day (gradually increasing the quantity per meal) with mixtures of milk, cerelac and roti, whatever they like.

      Please call on 99589 80909 in case you have doubts.

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  10. hello mam.
    i just happen to see ur site ..i was trying to make my mind to adopt a street puppy instead of getting an expensive dog..i appreciate your efforts…after visiting this site i have no ifs and buts in my mind and tomorrow in the morning i m gonna adopt that stray puppy before its murderd by the municipal corporation…i m teacher and i ‘ll try my best to proffess this to my young minds my students too..

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  11. i and my family house 5 strays and have been looking after them for five years. We have raised through to old age and death, 5 strays before this also. but those looking after strays need to be accountable they dont cause a nuisance to anyone else. if need be, they should be prepared to house strays on a premises. not everyone is comfortable around dogs, particularly the elderly and small children. the consequences to being bitten or even chased by dogs are huge. it is not right to dismiss concerns of the community members when they complain about strays. those complaints should be promptly attended to by those who care about strays.

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    • Yes, pet owners and animal lovers should exercise their rights responsibly as well. Sadly in our society, being compassionate towards animals is not appreciated but rather ridiculed upon….and people who love strays are more often than not subjected to intense humiliation and pressure by the rest of the community…the ‘very community members’ you talk about also have to learn to exercise patience and respect towards stray animals and those who care for them. Equanimity of behaviour is essential for a just and kinder world for all.

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  12. i am staying in ahmedabad.i live at first floor.the ground floor person took a good mother dog.initially all was going good but when the mother gasve birth to 4 puppies i attached to them.one of them got some decease,i took it to the doctor and it survied after few days of feeding of food.now there are ony three oif them alive but as they are small they fight as small babies and make the floor of the ground floor people ugly.now some of them are daily telling me and the person living below me that stop feeding them as they are staying here.i thjing as a baby any child will make the floor dirty but we don’t hit him and catch them to any govt authority.
    now they are going to complain to the govt authority to catch the puppies with their mother.the puppies and mother atre very innocent.the mother somhow got the idea of getting catptured and stop taking food yesterday. the govt people will come tommorrow or next day to capture them.
    the mother will not caught as i thing the person living below me will save it.

    I WANT TO ASK A QUESTION THAT IS IT LEGEL TO CAPTURE THE PUPPIES WITHOUT THEIR MOTHER BECAUSE THEY WILL NOT LIVE WITHOUT THEIR MOTHER AND THAT ALL PUPPIES ARE CAPTURE AND THROWN TO SOME UNKNOWN ARE WHERE THEY WILL BE KIILED BY OTHER DOGS?

    PLEASE REPLY SO THAT I CAN GIVE THE GOVT BODY A PROPER ANSWER.PLEASE REPLY AS SOON AS POSSIBLE OTHERWISE I WILL NOT BE ABLE TO STOP THE PEOPLE MOVING THE PUPPIES FROM HIS MOTHER.

    THANKS,
    VIVEK RAVAL

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    • It is illegal and against the Animal Birth Control Rules 2001 outlined under the Central Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1960 to capture young pups and/or a lactating mother for sterilization purposes and other than this, generally and legally speaking it is illegal to DISLOCATE dogs anywhere and grossly illegal and inhumane to separate mom and puppies, the only legal solution is to get them sterilizaed, (ideally, mother bitch can be sterilized 3 months after giving birth and pups at 6 months of age)…and after sterilization the dogs, mother bitch & puppies have to be released into the same area where they had been picked up from for where they are born is where they belong.

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      • mam,

        this is a miracle.the mother dog which was caught on11/03/2011 suddenly came back on 7/04/2011.it is really intelligent as it come back after traveling a long distance from where it was thrown.i don’t know how but it came back but i am now much worried about the puppies which were caught with it.before this i was thinking that at least the mother is with the puppies but now the puppies are with out their mother and i don’t know where they are.how can i know that where are these puppies.i have tried out searching them by getting some info about the area where they were thrown,but in vain.mam now the as the mother dog has come back and as i told you that it is so intelligent that when it get hungry it just shakes the door of the ground floor person with whom it is attached more.but now the people who made the efforts to catch them are stunned and i think that one of them can again complain also.the one puppy that was saved out of three is now with his mother.but i am afraid of the injured puppy which was caught and thrown with his mother.
        i will try to save in the same way to other animals but prey god that no such worst condition comes for any animal.

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  13. hi i am street dog lover.my father is a dog trainer and he always keep a mongrel dog(indian stray dog) at home .one died another come to live.indian stray dog are very strong from other breed they r very loyal. please once keep indian stray dog you will never keep another dog thats my openion.

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  14. Hello,

    This is regarding the newly adopted puppy from my locality. I have adopted puppies before but old enough to leave its mother comfort.

    This been only 2-3 weeks old (I guess) as it can walk but with wobbling legs and only drink milk (not even water). Got it home as it’s mother died. Its been 2 weeks of which 1st week I have fed it with bottle.

    This email is just to gain few tips from you to raise “Mack” in best possible ways.

    I am keeping it as my personal pet so need to groom it like those pedigree one’s providing all comfort and training.

    Regards,
    Abhi Y

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    • 1. Fix him a place in ur home
      2. Fix his timings of eating and going out
      3. Early morning walk is necessary i think
      4. Assume the position of a leader with ur dog else he will and then it is hard to make him obey u
      5. Love him a lot
      6. Altho Pedigree is quite good but dont forget chapatis and bread and milk. lots of it.. (Atleast my dog loves it)

      oh and mind ur slippers. he will be after them so get him chew toys and a bone

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  15. Hello everybody.. It was 1st Jan 2011 when i noticed a cute white pup with little black markings following him.. I decided to adopt him and named him FURBALL. earlier he used to run away and create mess in my room but now he has accepted me.. Although i am a student in Rajasthan with not much funds available to me i still ensure that he is well. He is my darling and my friend. Despite fierce parental opposition and living alone in rented quarters i am proud to have FURBALL with me. He is cute, lovable and doesnt create any problems.. Runs like the wind and loves me like hell.. I appeal to all u people not to look upon stray dogs as something ewwww. Lets not forget that they are also dogs. If we love them they will love us too. I am an avid dog lover but still FURBALL has taught me a lot of things.. And thanks for posting the rules. To hell with anyone now who suggests taking him away from me… Although i never have any problem with any dog till date still i request you all to give me tips on how to keep my dog good because his behaviour is diffferent than the standard fine breed dogs.. Thank u everybody.

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  16. This is wonderful post. Really opens one’s eyes that the Govt hasn’t been ignorant of the dogs, at least on paper. I think now there should be certain laws that safeguard and facilitate animal rescue organizations for a better return to all the effort they put in. If there are, do let us know!

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  17. two people had come to my home the other day looking for a home,they said other people had asked them to move out because they had 3 dogs with them in their house and others were objecting to it. can anything be done about it?

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  18. Great site mam, Me and my mother are animal lover. I take care of all the puppys of my colony and they also stay with me. once a time 23 street dogs are with me but now a days 9 dogs are in my gardens sometimes they gone out and back at night only. I feed all them 3 times a day. In morning biscuts, afternoon bajari roti and milk, at night rice-dal khichadi and butter milk with boiled eggs. will u please guide me for better and healthy food. and important matter is that one of my dearest female puppy age 6 years named CHINI. she cant walk since last 2 years her legs suddenly cant work before 2 years and now after long time her front legs get band. i ask local vaterny but they said there is a no cure for this bone problem. she face lots of problems. well i take best care of her. for toilet and urine i put her on ground when she done then lift and back to her chair. my only wish is my CHINI can walk once again. i am from lower middle class but i can do my best for my dear puppy they are my life. and please also send a copy of all animal rites rules.
    JAGRUTI

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  19. mam last month there was a news in the mumbai mirror dat anbody illtreating any dog either it is stray or pedigreed has to to pay a fine of rs 1 crore or imprisonment of 5 rs…how far it is true..

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    • Hi Aarti, the news that came out in the paper was actually on the Draft Animal Welfare Act 2011 which is as yet not a law as it is yet to be passed by the parliament..so at the moment one can’t enforce this law or punishment. What is enforceable at the moment on animal cruelty issues is the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1960.

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  20. We are planning to comemmerise sept 28 as world rabies day at calicut , kerala state.Main focus is on control of rabies through vaccination and ABC programme. We planned to educate 1000 people( Responsible persons from local self govt., health inspectors, students etc.) to make rabies history.

    Indian veterinary association calicut

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  21. What’s the ruling/notice that is the source of the statement that stray dogs have the right to live where they are born? Want to cite it in a poster I am making for the JU campus.

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  22. people should aware and should resolve to save the innocent animals from cruelity.your civic sense should be alart so that you will never indulge in selfish activity.live and let live
    they are also a part of our life.

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  23. Dogs are the sweetest and the most trustworthy animals! Whenever I see dogs I give them some food and help them some how! But indian people have become heartless they hit dogs thinking they are not a life! But I just want to give a message to the public that dogs are the most cutest thing just help them give them food even if you can’t even adopt them also. Try and love them. And the people who hit and poison dogs should be kept behind the bars. And strict action should be taken againt the brutal people who harm stray or any kind of dogs. Dogs should be loved.

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  24. @vasudha
    we are taking care of street dogs for the last 3 years(me and my mother). initially it was a female dog.. now her third generation has also arrived :). all in all we have 12 dogs(6 puppies 6 adult with 2 adult female). I love to take care of them .we havevaccinated them and till now have not sterlize them as in between we lost the whole genration of these street dogs because of parvo disease and will only sterlize them if we feel the population is out of control.

    I wanted to know some of the things::

    (1) we generally feed them with rotis,milk and break.. is it fine or milk shud be avoided(I read it somewhere)
    (2) pls educate more on the diseases to these dogs..
    (3) one common disease that is recurring in my dogs are itching disease where there are red spots all over the body and they cause lot o pain.. what is the solution or it?
    (4) difference between Pariah and Mongrel.

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    • Oh while it is very wonderful that you take care of these dogs the very best thing you could do is have them sterilized . No more puppies are needed in this world we have more than enough. It will give the female a much better life . Please consider it .

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  25. awesome compilation to empower animal lover, sincere thanks for the effort.

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  26. Hey, we got puppies back [:)], i submitted hardcopy of all the documents to IIT public health office. Their mother was caught the same day i called you, still not back, what can i do?

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  27. It is great to see all this love for animals but what I am seeing to little is sterilization action. Feeding animals is wonderful and will help them but the ultimate aim is reduce suffering long term and that can only be achieved by sterilization.

    In my mind the sequence of activities should be as follows:

    1. Feed animal to help making it stronger/healthier and make friends.
    2. Once you have its trust get the animal vaccinated.
    3. Once the vaccines have taken effect, get it sterilized
    4. Afterwards, continue to feed and love it.

    Just by feeding and no sterilization you actually make matters worse because healthy, well-fed animals produce larger litters.

    We can not wait until NGOs do the job, we have to get involved ourselves. Pay a vet, bring and pick up the dog/cat to/from the birth control centre, etc. Be pro-active! And keep up all the good work!

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  28. im maria and my mother and me feed and care for majority of the street dogs in my area on a regular basis. none of them are harmful, but just because of a few selfish citizens who call the municipality, these dogs undergo great stress n torture. they say “good these dogs will be taken away”…how to bring about this attitude change?!

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    • Remember that the Municipality can only pick dogs up for sterilizing and vaccinating them and they are legally bound to return them to the same place where they were picked up from after they are sterilized by the NGO the Municipality is working with, so know the law and dont be afraid of these society guys. Get all dogs sterilized and vaccinated by collaborating/requesting help from the animal NGO doing Dog Sterilization work nearest to your place and the Municipality vehicles can never pick up a sterilized dog (recognised by a half cut one ear) or even mothers with pups

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      • I feed all dog in my area….there 1 puppy whoes mother n other puppy were killed by car of building person….so i brought puppy to home as he is very small now he come home n go down…building ppl are threating to beat him and also come to complain that he does toilent near their home…..we have done is his vaccition….what shld i do?

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  29. we were feeding dogs in front of my house. Members of our society did not like this. Some brave persons attacked a sleeping dog at night and threw the dog in a pit. Next day the dog came back at my door. Members of my society gave threat that they would kill dogs one after. I shifted all the four dogs to my native place. After some time three dogs came to my society. They are looked after by us. I had to take police protection. Irate members of society attached me. I became enemy of the members of society. I spend most of my earnings for the dogs. In my society and outside I give them milk, water, biscuits.Come what may. I will do this till the last breath of my life. My hearts when I hear the cry of a dog who is beaten without any fault. Man ( human being ) is worse than animal. I hate man. I love dogs. I pray God that the suffering of dogs may come to an end early.

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    • Please let us know which city are you writing from and we will try and put you in touch with local animal activists and groups there to help you deal with these irate colony members who are breaking the law and not letting you perform which is even their fundamental duty as an Indian citizen, which is to take care of animals, nature and show compassion towards these living beings as well. Thanks

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  30. I and my mother are taking care of 3 female dogs from past 5-6 years if the food is over after lunch or dinner my mom makes sure that she prepairs roti along with eggs and feed them. from couple of months we are facing problem with a localite boy who hits the dog very badly with big stones and bricks due to which one of the dog has a broken leg who finds difficult even to walk.please suggest can i ask for help from the local police. Thanks

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    • To deal with this boy, People for Animals Delhi can put you in touch with their team members who deal with such cases +91 – 11 – 23357088, 23355883, 23719293 and teach this boy a lesson in what the laws are and how he stands to be punished for breaking them.

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  31. im also facing some problem from my street people..for dogs they want to give them to municipality..and municipality workers are coming to take them ..we are giving them money for not taking them to kill..please give me suggetion aht to do..for the dogs..i love animals so much . nirmala jain

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    • Please get these dogs sterilized by contacting the NGOs directly that work with Municipalities to sterilize and vaccinate street dogs and get them back into their areas, as that is what legally even the Municipalities are supposed to be doing under the national laws and Supreme court of India’s directions..ONCE STERILIZED AND VACCINATED (RECOGNISED BY A HALF CUT EAR), THE STERILIZED DOGS CAN NEVER BE PICKED UP BY ANY MUNICIPALITY FOR WHATEVER REASON!

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  32. We have some street dogs outside our home. We love feeding them a lot. But a brutal guy in our locality keep on stopping us from feeding them and gets aggressive whenever we feed them, throws stones on them and runs after them with a stick. After seeing us, most of the people in the locality have started feeding them, as they are very friendly but this guy stops them also and threatens to bring other people of locality along thereby saying that he will complain saying fake that these dogs bite everybody. Kindly suggest what action can be taken to stop this guy from doing so. Regards

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    • Please let us know which city are you writing from and we will put you in touch with animal activists/groups there to help you combat these unruly people and teach them the laws while warning ttem of the punishments they stand to get for flouting the law. Get these dogs sterilized and vaccinated and then no one, no municipality vehicle would be legally allowed to even touch them and you can keep feeling and taking care of them the way you are already doing.

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  33. hi in our society we have two cats which are residing in the society from the time of their birth. but now people have started troubling these poor animal. will these rights apply to cats as well. please let me know so that will put the circular on the notice board for those people who trouble them.

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    • Yes, Manasi. The Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act applies to all animals, so you may make a circular out of it and paste it around to make people aware of the laws as well as rights of all animals, especially street animals like dogs and cats.

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      • I take in “stray” cats and look after them as long as they want to stay. Everyone talks about the rights of stray dogs but no one mentions stray cats. I hope that though they do not have a human “owner” they do have all the rights that any pet has.

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  34. Hey, Im a 16 years old student studying in Kota Rajasthan. About one and a half months ago 5 puppies took birth in my colony. Unfortunately only 4 are left now. There is an old man here who hits the puppies very hard with a thick stick and sometimes by using sharp pebbles. I swear on God, If someone would beat me that hard with that stick i would cry. I couldnt contain myself and I went to that man. He stated the reason that the puppies shit outside his home and he is trying to flee them away. I told him there were other methods available to get rid of them but a couple more people joined him n I had to withdraw. Please tell me what can I do to help those dogs. I cant see them getting brutally beaten. It hurts me. Reply as soon as possible. Thanks

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    • Hi, we do understand that sometimes when people gang up supporting the ‘wrong’, the ‘right’ voice gets suppressed. Don’t worry, quote the laws of Indian street dogs and other animal rights in front of them, along with court orders that stand, which allow people/animal lovers to feed street animals and take care of them, infact our Indian Constitutions also asks each and every Indian citizen to show compassion to all livings beings, as their fundamental duty, infact the irony is not many people do it. Since you are writing out of Kota, Rajasthan, you may contact Animal Aid in Udaipur on whom you could contact locally in Kota to deal with such senseless people whom you are having to face http://www.animalaidunlimited.com/contact-us/. Hope that helps.

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      • Thanks so much.. Ill try my best and save those pups from getting beaten..

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  36. Hi,I would like to know about how can we stop the dog catching vans from catching dogs where can we complaint against these vans that catch dogs because in our society we have 10 dogs to whom we feed everyday and people get jealous on us and someone has complained to municipality to catch the dogs so please help me by sending me information about how can we legally stop the van from catching the dogs

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    • MCD Dog Catching Vans can be stopped from coming and picking up dogs in your area if you get the dogs that you feed and all dogs in your colony sterilized and vaccinated yourself by contacting any of the NGOs directly, once a dog is sterilized (sterilized dogs are identified by their one ear being half-cut/notched), MCD or any agency cant pick them up and take them away anywhere.And even if MCD vans come and catch the dogs in your area, that is to take them for sterilization (surgical removal of their sex organs so that the dogs dont have babies/pups anymore) and then post surgery after 3-4 days, the MCD vans have to release the dogs they have picked up back into the same area where they caught them from, but unfortunately they sometimes dont do that and thus dogs get lost…which is tragic for the dog and people like you who feed and love these dogs. In such cases, better strategy is that you note the MCD van number that has picked up the dogs, the drivers name and check with them which NGO they are taking the dogs to for sterilization and then follow up with that NGO and supervise the dropping of these dogs post sterilization YOURSELF.

      If you want to get the dogs in your area sterilized, coordinate with other dog lovers in your areas and request the NGO run ABC Unit/Hospital to send their vehicle to your area to do the pick up for sterilization and subsequently release them back post surgery

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  37. i used to take care one street dog,but suddenly he started bitting whoever comes near him,or the place where he always used to seat,because of which he bitten many childrens in 2 days,due to which our neighbours try to take away him from this place and leave him far away.but cant possible,so after 3 days as they not finding solution ,every one scarred so very badly some people murderd him by stones and rod…very unfortunate i cant stop this ,really filling bad,plz tell me what actions can be taken against this,so it doesn’t happen again??
    laws for street dogs???because our neighbours have 3 dogs & they are very strong so,they always show they always missuse their power against weak dogs,how i can help??

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    • Please complain about this neighbour of yours and this incident to the local Police Station (Submit a complaint-written on A4 sheet addressed to ‘The SHO, (name of your local police station)- get a photocopy of this application stamped from the Police Station and keep this copy safe with you). Which city do you live in? Please let us know and we will try to put you in touch with a local animal activist in that region to stand by you

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  38. I CAN KEEP PUG PUPPY IN MY FLAT WITH MY FAMILY ? or any order of any court for to keeping dog is family member.pl . reply

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    • Yes, you can keep any dog as pet in your home. Just get the dog vaccinated and keep him well-fed and well-exercised. If your local municipality mandates you to have a license for pet dogs then please get one from them, else all is fine

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      • Hi,
        I am a Stray dog lover. there is a dog whom I feed everyday. Presently I stay in Bangalore. But we are moving to kolkata permanently. my family is not reday to take this stray dog along with us. is there something that I can do to ensure that the dog gets food everyday even after I leave bangalore ?

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      • You may contact animal welfare groups in Bangalore like CUPA, http://www.strays.in and check if there are any animal lovers they can put you in touch with in your area, who can ensure this dog is fed. We do understand how tough it would be for you to part from this dog, its amazing what being with an animal does to people’s hearts.

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  39. Me and my friend are into very basic animal welfare activities like feeding them. We feel helpless whenever a cruel incident happens, we don’t have any strict rules in Jaipur against animal cruelty. Can you suggest us where to start from as we seriously want to do something for these animals!

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    • You should stop feeling helpless, as most laws are on your and the dog’s side..we do understand how it hurts when people ridicule you/us and hurt the animals, but we have to learn to be strong, thats a test of our love and spirits for these animals that we care for/wish to care for..in Jaipur, you can try to get in touch with Ms. Timmie Kumar (timmiekumar@hotmail.com), Managing Trustee of Help in Suffering Jaipur (that does street dog sterilizations in Jaipur city) or get in touch with Claire Abrams (claire_devi@yahoo.com) of Animal Aid Udaipur for more local guidance and support.

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      • I am a student currently pursuing masters…I love animals..mostly attached to dogs and cats….I live in Silchar,Assam….the plight of the street dogs here is really sad…specially during the winter it gets worser..last winter a number of dogs were found dead on the streets due to extreme cold and also on the onsight of summer a epidemic disease spread here so it also took several dogs’ life..but here no one ..no authority neither the administration is concerned about it..there is also no such organisation as such any NGO for animals…but I want to do something,,all these should be stopped..so Sir and Madam here…I just seek your kind help and advice about how to proceed…how to make people understand and convince them for this work…everyone is so busy with their
        own life…can I contact the administration about this and if I approach them..then how?please suggest me,,,,

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      • Hi Alimita,
        We suggest you take it one step at a time and begin with treating, taking care of the dogs and cats near to your place, give them jute boris to sleep on in winter nights, give them good food, just some whaeat bread soaked in half milk, half water twice a day would be good for dogs, get them vaccinated from a local vet who is empathetic to street dogs and can do this at minimal costs to you. Also, check with good vets around if they can help sterilize female dogs near your area so that there are no pups getting born. Learn some first aid as well. Take it one step at a time, this work is emotionally overwhelming and we wont like you to drain yourself putting so much pressure on yourself. Begin with areas near your home and once you are confident, then spread out. May be you can also contact Dr. Shashanka Dutta of Just be Friendly, who is based in Delhi, but also works out of Guwahati in Assam for street dogs and other animals. Hi number is +91-9818241962 and their website is http://www.trust.jbfsociety.org/contact/

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  40. I am a student residing in Gujarat. in my college there is cute dog who was strayed by his owners when he was just some months old, from that day till today he stays in the college. recently some students gave a written complaint to the dean that he must be taken away from the college. He is 8 years old, and the consequences can be really bad because it is now his home.
    The poor soul has suffered a lot and I don want him to go through this again.
    There are few people who are against the decision but we don have support
    Please help!

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    • Hi, please contact Mahinder Bhai in Gujarat and see if he can intervene 09427000501. Really do not know many active groups in Gujarat or you may request Ms.Lisa Warden (lisa.warden@gmail.com) who has stayed in Ahmedabad for quite some time and runs DOGSTOP while also taking up issues pertaining to street dogs with rigour or why don’t you write a letter to the dean yourself making him aware of the street dog’s rights and that where he stays is his home and as an educational institution they should show empathy and compassion towards all living beings than just teaching students bookish knowledge

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      • Thank you for your support.. I will definitely get in touch with them

        Regards

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  41. Can anybody advise me as to the correct procedure to handle dead stray dogs in Bangalore? Is there anybody we can call?

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  42. I have received a notice against having dogs in our own flat by the association, i’m from Hyderabad. What shall i do to keep him with me. Please guide, and if possible provide me with contact number of person who can help.

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  43. I am from Kolkata and have been facing problem in feeding my colony street dogs as the society people are obstructing me to do so by passing insulting comments. In spite of all harassment I have continued to feed them but I would also like to aware them about the fact that feeding street dog is not a crime and what legal actions can be taken against people who obstruct and harass animal lovers who takes of them. Kindly help me to build a firm letter to our association in respect to the laws framed by government of India for feeding and loving street dogs. Please It’s an urgent request

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    • Nandini, please read the below text and use the sample letter therein, courtesy strays.in
      If you feed stray dogs or otherwise tend to them it is likely that you face resistance from some in the residential locality to stop this activity. The 1st thing you should know is that you are within your rights as a citizen to feed these and tend of these dogs. There are multiple court judgments available on this website itself that point to that.
      To put forth your view and/or to defend yourself when under pressure to stop this lawful activity you can use this letter, just by printing it and filling in the necessary details with the person(s)/ association(s) asking you to stop tending to your dogs. https://docs.google.com/file/d/0BzAMn08dit28UkZLdFV4NGxHRkk/edit?pli=1

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  45. HI,

    I come from England and fortunately we do not have such a problem there. I am staying in Gujarat and I am a huge animal lover. There are three litters of strays and their mothers whom I feed twice daily with chicken or lamb that I buy from the butchers. The dogs are slowly becoming healthy to the point where they are now not eating as much as they were a week ago!

    Obviously, I am not staying and I worry about their plight a lot. I appreciate having read a lot of literature on Indian Pariah Dogs that they are hardy animals and can survive a lot but I don’t think many of the litter will be around if I should ever return.

    I have strong issues with the people of Indian and I cannot believe the cruelty and neglect with which these animals are often treated. Once I return to my home I will be looking into ways I can help the plight of these animals.

    I strongly urge those that can afford to, to sterilise their animals. All my animals at home are sterilised and I believe this is the answer to curbing the population growth and improving the health and welfare of these animals.

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  47. I stay in Bangalore and have been regularly feeding a two year old female stray dog. However now she has developed an abscess on her stomach which has burst. My spouse and I tried to get her to a vet by sedating her with tablets but she jumped out the moment we put her in our car. Nothing would induce her to get inside again. She’s not used to a leash either. We have been giving her antibiotics that the doctor prescribed, however he says sutures are necessary. We don’t know how to get her to the clinic. Can you suggest any course of action please?

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    • Hi Rashmi, we suggest you call on the helpline number listed on http://www.strays.in, that is based out of Bangalore and they run a mobile animal ambulance service, may be they can treat this dog you care for on site itself.

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      • Hi! Thanks for the response…we have been administering the antibiotics for some time as prescribed by doc and the abscess is completely healed – a combination of medicine+ being Indian breed has helped!!!

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  48. Hi, I live in Chandigarh and own a Labrador. I would like to know if there are any laws in India pertaining to dog litter. Yesterday I took my dog for a walk. He littered on a road. the owner of the house who lives besides that road started creating a nuisance and called the police.
    I would like to know if there are any laws in this regard. Since the road is a government property does that person has the right to create in issue if a pet dog litters there?

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    • There are no laws with regard to littering in India, as far as we know…ignore these people, people being people will always say what they have to, wont they?, just ensure your pet dog is always on a leash and he is vaccinated.

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  49. It may be interesting for you to know that in most European countries dog owners are obliged to clean up after their dogs. So all dog owners carry little plastic bags with them. While there may not be such law in India, in the overall flight to get a better treatment for dogs I think it is important make sure your dog is as little a nuisance as possible to people who do not like dogs and are looking for reasons to be nasty. Lastly, apart from vaccinated, also get your dog sterilised.

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  50. Hi,i live in a town where people are very careless while driving nd many a times they intentiinally run over dogs is there any law under which dis pervert inhumans can be booked under and i have also heard that we can get i-cards made which gives us the right to feed any stray dogs or animals?pls guide thankyou

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    • Indian Penal Code Section 428 and Section 429 is what you should look up and read to complain against people who are intentionally killing animals.

      For applying for the colony caretaker card for animals, please refer to the proforma of registration form which can be downloaded from this link- http://awbi.org/awbi-pdf/caretakers.pdf

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    • Sir, you have a pedigree dog that is seriously ill, why are you relying on government or NGO run animal hospitals if you are not satisfied with their services, take your dog to a local private vet for his well-being.

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  51. Actually I am a non Indian residing in India ( Tamil Nadu ), and since i am a student n MCc
    i had to stay in a rented house in a corner of tamil.nadu i.e tambaram. And last year while foing to college i found a dying just born puppy, so i felt sympathetic towards the small puppy and started feeding him til he grew up a bit but then as a year went by some localites started warning us and threatening us too. We are female in the first place and an outsider in the second place. Is this the gift we get for fulfilling some humanly deeds ? i am too aggrieved about the fact that we were helpless.. We were brutally threatened twice. And while we thought of fighting for our rights, we had to step back because we had the threatener is a part of some polical party… It’s just too sad, we are scared to feed the dogs today.

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  52. you can file the FIR against them and its not a crime to feed a dog i got the same situation like you 2 years ago but i fought with them and never scared be brave you are NRI also so you have plus point some people really uneducated and heart like a stone you don’t need to be scare with anybody and file the FIR section 506 & 503 and discuss this matter with your student circle might be some students also be with you and respect you thanks for care the dogs good luck for your future you have done great job

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  53. Hi my name is Abhineet Sharma I am Residing in Chandigarh actually this is not about stray dog its about my dog Today’s evening my dog use to play in our backyard when he goes out he constantly barking then my neighour comes out with long stick and try to kill my dog he almost launch a attack on my dog but i save him after that he constantly threatns my dog that he will kill him and he workes in Police Department and I don’t know what to do I am very worried in near future he can poisned my dog i don’t know what to dog my dog is very friendly towards strangers I am in big tention please help me plz guide me through so i can save my dog………..My dog is fully vaccinated and registered with Chandigarh Municiple corporation………

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  54. Hi!
    Please let me know the process of licensing/registering my pet dog, in Bangalore – checked BBMP site. But unable to find anything quite useful.
    I stay in an apartment complex.
    Also, can I do the same with a stray dog as well – is there any ‘collar’ system available at BBMP.
    Please let me know

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      • All of my building member are in oppose to feeding to stray dogs and one member called dog van and took dem away I was helpless at dat time. The dog van people have taken them away still v are waiting for the dogs to b back we used to feed them alwez so the members of society blamed us for feeding them…The dig van people catches them heartlessly and took away I was just crying as they were very dear to us help plz…

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  55. Hi

    pls can u share some site or details about dog adoption. I mean if anyone wants to adopt a stray dog.

    rgds

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    • You can contact Ms. Madhu Goyal 9871745109 and check with her on dogs in need of homes, she helps put out e-mailers on the subject and find good homes for abandoned pets and Indian pups.

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  56. Pls help me for the below query too

    How to define that a stray dog belongs to a particular area? I read on ur site that if a dog is born in a particular area, then he belongs to that area. but what about the ones who are not born in a particular area. Is there a legal time limit defined where if a dog is staying in a complex / locality for a particular number of years, then he becomes a dog of that area. Would appreciate ref to some law on this

    thanking you again.

    rgds

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    • There are no legal limits to this effect Sir, besides being born in an area, any dog staying within an area for any length of time considering that street/area his home will be considered that street’s dog

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  57. Hi..i am at indirapuram NCR..RWA is harassing me to feed 8 dogs..they are vaccinated and waiting for the sterialization time to come..They havea meeting tomorrow..please guide howto protect them..they will die once displaced.they are born here..PLEASE HELP URGENT

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  58. Hiii im taking a street puppy what izz the best food for them….,how can i train them…..,would pedigree biscuits are good for them.., but these biscuits cost izzz high……,instead of these., another food is their please guide ME…….
    Thanq u

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  59. Thank you so much for your advice… I will take license and also put muzzle wenever required.. thank you.. though he is in my house buy people take a chance n critise my dog Rancho… but then too I love him n fight for animals always thank you…

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  60. Hi chandu reddy,

    Good question. Firstly I would suggest having a quick look at whether he will eat dry food or whether he requires meat/ When I was in India, the street dogs ( bless them) would only eat fresh meat and not dried food. If he/she will eat dry food I would suggest IAMS as a starting point which is available online on Indian websites or in good pet stores. Please do not feed them Pedigree etc, these have high cereal contents and most dogs will not have happy stomachs from eating them and it may end up costing you more in the long run. Biscuits are good for them, they like to chew on them but equally so, going to the butchers and getting a lamb bone from them would be equally nutritious for them to knaw on. Just boil it first to kill off the bacteria. Also I would recommend you get your dog checked over for fleas, worms and get his innoculations. Good luck!

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  61. I saw a vehicles hit a dog and without even looking back at that dog he went ahead. Dog died at that instant i tried to save him but he died trying to survive. I want to know what is the law against this

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    • You should read up Indian Penal Code’s Section 428, 429 as these are the sections under which a person can be booked if he has deliberately killed an animal –
      THE INDIAN PENAL CODE, 1860

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      Mischief by killing or maiming animal of the value of ten rupees.

      428. Mischief by killing or maiming animal of the value of ten rupees.-Whoever commits mischief by killing, poisoning, maiming or rendering useless any animals or animal of the value of the ten rupees or upwards, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to two years, or with fine, or with both.

      Classification of Offence:- The offence under this section is cognizable, bailable, compoundable and triable by any Magistrate.

      Mischief by killing or maiming cattle, etc., of any value or any animal of the value of fifty rupees.

      429. Mischief by killing or maiming cattle, etc., of any value or any animal of the value of fifty rupees.–Whoever commits mischief by killing, poisoning, maiming or rendering useless, any elephant, camel, horse, mule, buffalo, bull, cow or ox, whatever may be the value thereof, of any other animal of the value of fifty rupees or upwards, shall be punished with imprisonment or either description for a term which may extend to five years, or with fine, or with both.

      Classification of Offence:- The offence under this section is cognizable, bailable, compoundable and triable by Magistrate of the first class.

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  62. Hi,
    The place where I stay has a lot of stray dogs as well, and I love it, as they are very lovely. Since past few days I am witnessing a group of local guys thrashing one of the dog unnecessarily. Those guys come in group and chase and thrash that innocent dog on daily basis. My family members have even indulged in arguments with them, but those guys aren’t going to stop unless a strict legal action is taken against them
    I really want to sort this out and require your guidance.
    I put up in North Delhi – 110007, Kamla Nagar

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      • Hi, thanks for your prompt revert. I will surely get back to you once I get in touch with the concerned and an appropriate action is taken.

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  63. hi I owned one dog she is a mix breed dog, we loved her so much that we kept her as a pet we keep her inside our homes, vaccinated her as required and suggested by her doctor, normally if we move out of states we alaways ensure to carry her with us, now she is 14 years old. recently as I got posting in gurgaon, I asked my mom to come and stay at my place she stay in Madhya Pradesh. as usual we carried our dog with h us. now in our locality there is one old chap who have worked in municipality. now our dog is inside our gate if she urinates we clean it by soap and water. now as this guy stays opposite to our house he gives us tantrums. we ensure to be hygiene always but this old chap said he will call someone from municipality for our dog. what can I do please advise. no one in the colony has a problem not even my landlord . what I can do please advise me. regards
    Shweta

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    • No one under the law can take anyone’s pet away, you dont worry, just get a municipality registration token for your pet, by going to the nearest Municipality office and meeting the veterinary officer there, you would need to carry a photocopy of your dog’s updated vaccination card and a photocopy of your identity card + a photo of you with your pet…..if they ask you to get her sterilized by any chance, tell them that she is already old at 14 years of age so that would not be possible and you being a responsible pet owner have come to their office to get her registered……and should this neighbour harass you any further, call the police and complain of mental harassment or else just ignore him….for he is nuts and there is no point arguing with him…just ensure that he doesnt do anything silly with your pet in your absence so dont leave your pet unattended in his presence.

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  64. Really appreciate the tremendous work done by you.But I have a question regarding biting of stray dogs that have been vaccinated and are being given regular and proper food including chicken.What is the remedy in Indian law or Animal Birth Control Rules of 2001 for prevention of biting not rabies ?The general suggestion given for protecting the human population living around such stray dogs is that they can be lifted from the area that they live in ,taken for vaccination and then brought back to the same area.But what happens if a dog bites two people (including a child)in a span of two days and has become ferocious? Is vaccination the only solution because biting can also cause serious life threatening injuries?Please suggest remedies for a peaceful coexistence of man and animal.

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    • Sir, other than vaccination of street dogs which prevents them from contracting any life threatening infection and also eliminates the chances of humans contracting the same from them in the unfortunate scenario of humans getting bitten….the other precautions one can take is to learn how to behave around a street dog and not provoke them into biting, we will post an article on the subject with illustrations shortly on this blog so you can download that flyer from there…else just to summarize: one should not mess with female dogs that have given birth and are lactating and looking after their young pups…one should not step on a dog’s tail or leg…or go near them when they are eating or being fed….also some dogs tend to run after speeding cars or bikes…one is better advised to slow down…all these human actions may tend to scare the dog and it may bite in self – defence

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  65. Some stray dogs are there at my work place, where i am posted in bangalore.i wanted them to sterilize and treat for their ailments.I contacted a couple of NGOs but did not come forth even after several requests.They says that the area does not cover their jurisdiction. I may please be suggested for the next step.

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  66. I live in a rented house, a dog got redugee in my house it slwepa in varandah my house owner lives 1st floor they font like it, it has some imjuries I am treatin it now today they started to fight, wanted to throw stone other tells crackers, I dono how to protect it or if they LL tell us to vacate with this issue, I want to help my ppl supports, is ter any law rule regarding tenant and pets, help with some ideas

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    • Whether you are a tenant or an owner..what you are doing is an act of compassion and also something that is the fundamental duty of every citizen of India..under Article 51 (a)(g) of the Constitution of India…please do not worry.

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  67. hi..
    I want to know the procedure to start a shelter home for stray dogs. I have been feeding street dogs though I love to take care of them at home, I’ve restrictions at home from elders. So decided to do shelter home and take care of dogs as much as I can.. Please help me and suggest me a way to protect them.

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    • You will need loads of resources for a shelter…think of starting an Animal Birth control unit instead that would focus on street dog sterilization and vaccination

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  68. Hi Team..with response that I have recd to my query earlier..paying the sweeper and askn her to clean wont help..since she comes in once a day..n d dog poop doesnt hv any particular time…
    I stay at Andheri West, Mumbai

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  69. I like animals a lot and recently one of my pet dogs was dead really still i couldn’t bear it. I would like to serve to the animals with my full heart. Kindly give suggestion how to save street dogs and how to punish the person who do against street dogs.

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  70. I stay away from my home town, Mokokchung (in Nagaland). Recently I have come to know that the municipality has promulgated an order to shoot any unchained dog or any dog roaming in the street outside the owner’s compound. Does a town committee have power to give such an order?

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    • NO they cannot do this..it is illegal to do so as per rulibgs of Honourable Supreme court of India and also illegal under Section 428 and 429 of Indian Penal Code…maybe you can connect on this subject with Ms.Anjali Sharma, legal advisor and board member of Animal Welfare Board of India 09810011235.

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  71. Dear Mam,
    There are two female dogs are wondering in our area. My father, me and our family members provides foods to them. They are stay at outside of our house. Near to our house Mr. Kumbhar are there who run the poulty farm for the Gavthi hens. One of dog eat the hen. And Mr. Kumbhar argu with us these is your dogs. You take decision for them. Otherwise we make complaint against dog to corporation. Even the person (Mrs. Kale) who are stay on he rental basis at Kumbhars house says, “if possible we add poison in butter for these two dogs”
    Please gives me some solution behalf of these problems as early as possible

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  72. Hi,
    Stray dogs are being killed in our society. I am from bangalore, Sarjapur area. There were 2 cute pups and their mother staying our apartment complex. one of the puppy was beaten to death , when we protested the remaining two were poisoned. I am writing this to save few more dogs in our complex. Is there a way out?

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  73. hello….i m from allahabad and we have a lot of street dogs in our locality. most of them have no proper place to give birth to their young ones resulting in the untimely death of the pups..noone is concerned about this and the animals are therefore ill treated.Could u suggest some measures for the same

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    • Hi Saumya, the best thing to do is that you form a team of like minded people and register an organisation to work for the welfare of street dogs, then approach the local municipal Corporation and start an Animal Birth Control Programme for street dogs, so that the whole trauma of repeatedly seeing pups die ends…there is no other way out. Will write to you more over the email.

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  74. Mine is a Small town and I see a street dog lying dead, crushed bruitally in accidents nearly everyday. These sights are horrible and I feel helpless as I don’t think any actions are taken by the Local Authorities to control their population, crimes against them & accidents.
    Whome should I complain ? To which authorities should I adress my grievences and on which basis?

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    • You should do what we have suggested Saumya above..team up with like minded people in your area who like animals and register an organisation that would work for the welfare of animals and then approach the local municipal Corporation to start an Animal Birth Control Programme for street dogs and also a hospital for treatment of the wounded animals. ..but the issue is you will need to find good vets and teams while also generating resources..if none of the above is possible for you tgen start small, fibd good vets and atleast learn first aid abd get the female dogs in your immediate neighbourhood sterilized so that they don’t have pups again and live a healthy life.

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  75. Hi,

    We have shifted to a new place some days back and there are some street dogs who permanently lives on the entrance of the building. These dogs keep on barking and it is difficult to do up and down in the building as they come very near in attacking mode. They have bitten many in the past. Kindly let us know how to deal this situation. We dont want to hurt any dog but we need a solution for this problem.

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    • Sir, let us have your postal address and we will courier you a set of do’s and don’ts of behaving with and around street dogs so that people in your neighbourhood can be educated on what actipns of theirs are provoking these dogs…and as you yourself have mentioned that these dpgs have made this place their home long before you moved in, its their territory and as per India’s natipnal laws, you can only request for their sterilization and vaccination under the Municipality run Animal Birth Control Programme. Any attempt on anyones part at dislocating them from their territory or any attempt to harm or kill them in any way is a punishable criminal offence, so please learn to coexist with them peacefully…feed them some food leftovers once a day and you may just end up having a loyal friend in them all…they don’t have very long lives anyways.

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  76. The information posted on this page is really very helpful. In my colony there are around 10 puppys and mother use to give their mother food until the puppys are feeding my neighbors are having a lot of problem because of this last year they have also called police for the same not only one family all the family’s living in my colony are so rude with the street dogs i want these puppys and their mother to be safe and we really want to give them food as well but because my neighbors my mother is bound and shes not able to feed the dogs neither the puppys can you please help me regarding the same.

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    • Your neighbours can’t stop you or your mom from feeding these dogs or looking after them…you have all rights…please contact 01123355883 People for Animals and request them to intervene wih your neighbours.

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  77. I AM LIVING IN A LOCALITY WHERE MANY PEOPLE HAVE PETS IN THEIR HOMES(LIKE DOGS ,CATS ,COWS,GOAT).. BUT THEIR WHERE MANY DOGS IN OUR AREA THEY WHERE IN STREETS BECAUSE THEIR OWNERS SHIFTED FROM OUR AREA.. A WEEK BACK 5 DOGS IN MY AREA WHERE KILLED BY MIXING POISON IN THEIR FOODS… I DONT KNOW HOW TO DEAL WITH THIS PROBLEM.. I SUSPECT A GUY BUT I AM NOT SURE BECAUSE ALL THE DOGS ARE GETTING KILLED ONLY IN NIGHT TIME THOSE DOGS WHERE REALLY A PROTECTION TO OUR AREA AGAINST THEFT… IN THIS PROBLEM…. TODAY ALSO A DOG WAS KILLED IN THE SAME MANNER AND SHE IS HAVING 4 PUPPIES TOO… CAN ANY ONE HELP ME.. BECAUSE I ALSO HAVE DOGS IN MY HOUSE AND I TO LET THEM TO GO OUTSIDE FOR THEM TO PLAY… MY DOGS LIFE IS ALSO UNDER DANGER…

    PLEASE SOME ONE HELP ME AND GUIDE ME IN DEALING THIS PROBLEM

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    • Which city are you writing from? Please share so that we can tell you whom to approach to stop this cruelty being meted out to street dogs..

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  78. HI I HAVE DOGS IN MY HOME .. THEY ARE ALL HOME BRED.. HOW TO GET LICENCE FOR THEM.. I APPROACHED THE MUNICIPAL OFFICE BUT THEY SAY THEY WILL GIVE LICENCE TO DOGS LIKE LAB,GERMAN SHEPERD ETC..

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    • The Municipal council cannot refuse licenses for Indian dogs as pets…they are equal rather better than pedigree breeds…this is absolutely stupid on their part. ..please let us know details of this Municipal Corporation office. Thanks

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  79. i used to study in FLAME college Pune. there are a lot of dogs on campus so we formed a group of like minded people and took care of the dogs if injured and the daily feeding. we have vaccinated and sterilized our dogs. however the college management has been threatening to call the PMC and get these dogs moved out from campus because of the increasing number of dogs on campus that is because of the absence of a boundary wall. they had done it once earlier but we fought and got the dogs back from the pound. i have graduated so no longer study there but ive come to know that the management is going to take some drastic step soon. please advice.

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  80. A rescued spitz urgently requires a loving home. He is fully vaccinated, neutered and dewormed. If no adoption is followed he will have to be back on streets.i only have him till 26th of this month, then i will have to abandon him. please adopt the playful loving and sweet dog. contact on 8879501306. Thanks

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    • Hi, we suggest you seek out homes through Facebook pages of groups like Red paws rescue, Friendicoes and HT city’s weekly adoption appeals…this blog doesn’t have adoption outreach

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  81. Hi, we have a street dog named spike. A wonderful fellow who’s been on this lane for 5 yrs. Today he came back from somewhere with a black tongue, it seems someone poisoned him. He died shortly after. People shouldnt be allowed to get away with that… Do you have any advice on what I can do to get justice for Spike?

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    • Please get his post mortem done from an animal Hospital…thats the best way to find out what exactly happened to him?
      Which city are you writing from?

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  82. Hi. I purchased a house in bangalore, KR Puram 3 months back. House owner left his indian breed female dog which was already pregnant. It gave birth to 4 puppies. I am looking after them well and they are so adorable and active. Thursday morning, one puppy died after it fell into open sump in the next building which was under construction. I wanted to give birth control injection to female dog to avoid future occurences. Somebody suggested a person compounder Mahadevappa. He came and gave an injection on the stomach. He charged 500rs. Not sure if it is genuine. I am confused. Also my wife delivered. So unable to look after dog and puppiues, as before now.

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    • Sir, Please get the female dog sterilized…that is get her sex organs that is uterus surgically removed..in Bangalore you can contact http://www.strays.in for this purpose..also try and find good homes to get the pups adopted into now..there are no such things as birth control injections that work

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    • Sir, injections don’t work..please get her sterilized surgically, its a simple surgery..you can approach http://www.strays.in in Bangalore and request their services..also get the pups sterilized when they are about 6 months old

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    • Once they are sterilized and vaccinated you can let them be free roaming dogs in your colony only and you can continue to feed them. The tip of the right ear of dogs that have been sterilized is cut during surgery as identification mark so that these sterilized dogs are never picked up again by the municipality for this purpose

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  83. Hi,
    Im a resident of Kolkata & an ardent dog lover, be it street dogs or pets. I have been feeding street dogs around my area for a few years now. However living a co-operative society we have been threatened many a times to stop feeding dogs. We have received repeated pleas requesting us to stop feeding dogs as the dog menace is increasing & apparently attributable to us. Surprisingly we are only targeted as cause of nuisance while many people in the society feedings dogs dont get questioned & threatened. I have requested them & shared the high court ruling which states that areas identified for feeding should be earmarked & communicated to prevent disturbance & also to take care of territorial behaviour. I had also agreed that population needs to be controlled to address the problem in longterm.
    But my replies fell to deaf ears & we continue to face a problem from the residents.
    Please let me know what i can do now, if required legally.

    regds

    Rinku Vithani

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    • Rinku, you now have a lot of information at your disposal in your inbox, we thus suggest that you now make an effort to get these dogs sterilized and vaccinated and set an example in front of the society as tp the benefits of your feeding them..simultaneously perhaps start working with the Health and Veterinary Health Department of your local municipal Corporation and get them to start an Animal Birth Control Programme, on the lines that it works in a city like Delhi..

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  84. In my Flat there are around 10 puppys and mother use to give their mother food until the puppys are feeding my neighbors are having a lot of problem have also on all the family’s living in my colony are so rude with the street dogs i want these puppys and their mother to be safe and shift to other place safely , we really want to give them food as well but because my neighbors my mother is bound and shes not able to take care the dogs neither the puppys can you please help me regarding the same.

    my mail id malhotra.swati003@gmail.com and mobile-9555225050
    please help me or shift this dogs to other place

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    • We suggest you connect with Ms.Ambika Shukla of People for Animals Delhi, 01123355883 she can help warn your neighbours and apprise them on the laws with regard to street dogs and those who feed them. At your end, please make the effort of getting the aduly dogs in your area sterilized so that they stop having pups..a responsible animal feeder should always make sure dogs in the neighbourhood are sterilized and vaccinated under the Animal Birth Control Programme being run in the city.

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  85. Thank u so much for sharing this info with us. I am very grateful to Mrs. Anjali sharma for guiding us regarding this matter. As a matter of fact me and my family have been very much intimidated for tending to street dogs and feeding them by our society members. We were continously harassed by them and people would come to even fight with us because of this reason. Can u please let us know something about registration of pet dogs as i have been wanting to adopt a stray dog but because of the aforesaid reason we could not do so.

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    • Thanks for sharing this with us. You need not worry about registration of pets because it is a very simple process. You just need to take a photocopy of your pet’s updated vaccination card, the owner’s address ID proof (also carry originals) and a photo of the pet with the owner – and go to the Veterinary officer’s room at ypur zonal municipal Corporation’s office, you will be asked to fill up a form there and pay a very small fees (its Rs.20 in Delhi) – and you will get a registration receipt and token then…so don’t wait, go ahead and adopt a homeless animal and give him/her all your love as you already give to the animals on the street.

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  86. Thanks a ton ! I am so glad after getting this important information. I have been verbally threatened many times by people around for feeding some innocent stray cats. Now I feel free to do that and that too with proud. Thank you once again

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  87. Hello,
    I have GSD dog which is now handicapped and stays in home only so he often bark. But people in my society have problem with his barking and they have filed application in housing society regarding his barking. So please can you suggest how to take action against those people who have problem with my dog who even can’t walk. Thanks

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  88. Alekha (we evolve in history, to fulfill future by present (gift) and have its fruit balance to live and lets other live happily) Human philosophy

    thank you to this blog ! I am very much fond of these animals, but our problem is we can’t bring any dog as pet, cause we are not settled, and i am in search of job. Only my father and mother use to live at home. It is not own house, and sometimes we go to other places or out of station together by any important work. So we can’t see after any dog. So our colony really very good. We have 5 street dogs, and two puppies. One family gave shelter and food to two puppies. And we use to feed some food to these 5 big street dogs. Some times only 2 get their food, sometimes one. As everybody don’t give food every-time, but we use to manage to give food every-time, less or more. But i sometimes feel, that i can’t feed or love all dogs sadly :(, its really hurts, when i see other dogs of other colonies, as they don’t get any good food. And our street dogs never eat spoiled food, but it hurts, when other street dogs of main roads or any from any-other area, don’t get good food, and finally to stop starvation, they forcefully eat those waste food. It badly hurts me :( . As its true that most of the people can’t effort to make pets, and i saw a dog died on the middle of main road, may be due to some bus or car ran on that, but no one even aside it, not even any traffic police, and i am in auto and can’t stop in that middle of run way due to the driver. So my request is to make more cautious notices on dogs at the road sides specially and an awareness to at-least respect them with love, if they can’t effort any food at-least. Beggars only many times feed them, its really so disgust, that at-least in their surroundings they neglect dogs and beggars to give some food, from their pockets. Please make some light on this stuff. Anyway i am from Bangalore (outskirts).

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  89. We have become friendly with a stray dog in our colony. She gave birth to 6 surviving pups on our doorstep. We have adopted one, managed to find a home for one more but 4 of them are still in the colony. We have got them all vaccinated and the mother has been spayed also. Now the president of the colony is receiving complaints from neighbours about the noise/ puppies coming into their gardens etc and he is insisting that we keep all the puppies in our home or arrange for them to be given off somewhere. Otherwise he is saying he will get them removed. Please help. Also, are there cheaper vets/ volunteer organisations that will vaccinate/ spay the remaining stray pups? It has been a huge expense for me to vaccinate 7 dogs and get one spayed as well.

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    • Hi, please consider posting adoption appeals over Facebook to find them good homes..legally speaking the RWA president or anyone cannot throw/send/harm/kill them at all..its all punishable under the Indian laws…which city do you live in? If you are in Delhi then Dr.Vijay 9810054693 helps sterilize street dogs for free (prior appointments needed) at his Ramesh nagar clinic..if you stay outside Delhi let us know

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  90. Dear Jaagruti,
    I stay in Kolkata, and in my locality a street dog has given birth to 5 puppies. Though they are loved by most people, one took its last breath after it was run over by a car. Later we are seeing that the rest 4 are also abused by people outside the locality. When found out we confront them, but most cases we are unable to identify them. Few days ago one was almost run over by a car, but got away with a leg injury, but fortunately the driver was caught severly reprimanded. Recently the same puppy was again run over by a very high speed car but the driver was caught red handed and was forced to take the dog to a local vet, however it was found out that miraculously nothing happened to the puppy. But since these incidents are increasing I want to make sure that these drivers cannot get away after running over any one of the puppies. Could you please tell me the way we can go against these irresponsible drivers legally?

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  91. Hello Jaagruti,
    I have a doubt, I have two small dogs (Pomeranian)
    I never bring them out of my house except when walking
    I have a nice good house which is very much sufficient for the two small dogs
    it happened when one my small dog bit a neighbour
    he is threatening us that he will call municipality and murder my dogs, He started shouting that either we should go from here or dogs shouldn’t be here.
    i have regularly vaccinated the dogs and they are safe. I have’t taken the license for them.

    Does he has right to do any thing
    what are my options , at my home every one is very much attached towards pets, No my sister and mother say if something happens to dogs they will suicide and all those things.

    Please suggest me what actions i can take to protect my dogs, What are my dog rights, Does municipality has any authorization to do something regarding my dogs ?

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    • Sir, just go and discuss the issue with this person and offer to compensate him for his vaccination and medical bills..make sure you yake a written receving and photocopy of his bills of the monetary compensation you pay him for calming down his anger…also please take photocopies of ypur dog’s vaccination cards with you when you meet him and reassure him that they are healthy and vaccinated and what happened that day was accidental and unfortunate and won’t happen again…if this person still keeps threatening you, please file a police complaint against him for criminally intimidating you and threatening to kill /harm you/your pets who are your family members.

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    • No, the Municipality can’t confiscate pets. .you can just go to the local municipality office, meet the Veterinary officer there…take photocopies of your address ID proofs and the photocopies of your dogs vaccination cards..pay a small fees and get their registration tokens…such registrations happen in Delhi and few cities, but not all

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      • thank you Jaagruthi this helped me a lot :) i just wanted to know my pet rights
        as Local Municipal cant confiscate my pets i am happy
        yes i have given the medical compensation and showed them the vaccination cards and said my dogs are healthy
        Right now its fine hoping so ,
        Thanks a lot for help

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    • Please, if u are an Indian, try to love Indian dogs created by God and given to man kind by God. Please do not grow these hybrid or non-reproducible or barren dogs. Please, please Open ur eyes and hearts.
      These hybrid dogs does not like our country (Indian) dogs, they are trained to bite,fight and kill our dogs. This is happening with other animals also like Lion, tiger, fish, etc., The hybrid ones are killing the God’s created ones directly or indirectly (trees, plants, cows, sheep, goat, hens, etc.,). This is what can be called as End Days, but not ended by God or Nature but by Selfish Human beings( politicians, doctors, bio-scientists, foreign country people who give money for education, toilets, companies, etc.,).

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  92. Der s a pet bitch in d street next door whum i had been feedng for d past 2 months! It even had kids bt for d past two days i dnt noh wt hs hpnd to hr ! She has nearly bitten around 10 people and 2 kids! Evn she has been biting hr own kids! Can anytn be done in tat case! Plz hlp!!

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  93. I live in Bangalore and have taken 2 adult male strays into my home since the past year. They were on the street and being fed by me prior to this. But due to neighbours complaining, I took them in, They are neutered and upto date on their vaccinations. Because of their time on the road, they are unable to get used to being walked on a leash although I leash them when I take them out. I’ve made a small doggy gate from which they can go in and come out. My neighbours are complaining again since they get a bit territorial and bark at passersby. I completely understand their point of view, as it can be intimidating. But I don’t know what to do and how to control this. It’s becoming a big fight everyday with someone or the other. I’m really anxious that they will do something to my dogs. How do I deal with people. I try my best not to get angry but I do end up getting defensive. Any thoughts/suggestions?

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    • If you have trained them to be indoors and walk on a leash, we advice you to not let them sneak out unattended on their own from that doggy gate…since they have a home now, they are even more confident barking at strangers and are all the more territorial. Hope you understand.

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  95. Thank you for your excellent aggregation of info on this topic! I’m currently working on a class project/presentation (stemming from a recent visit to Mysuru/Mysore) on the relationships between Indians and animals (cows, dogs, etc) and public health implications of such. Your site and posting have been very helpful in shedding further light on Indian attitudes, law and policy regarding stray dogs.

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    • We have advised you on the same over the e-mail address. Best wishes. All power and strength to your good intent. May you be able to serve and help animals in all possible ways.

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  96. I am fed up of seeing people hitting dogs. I am a student of vii B vandana international school. I saw some people hitting a puppy and I want you to take a strict action against him. Please show some mercy toward that dog. Will you please give me your email address

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    • Since your school is in Dwarka, next time you see cruelty being meted out to animals in your area, please call Mr. Rishi Dev, he stays in Dwarka and is an activist running a group called Citizens for Animal Rights. His number is 9868881566. If you see an injured animal in your area, then you should go and get that animal treated at Sonadi Animal Hospital, Najafgarh and also keep the number of Mangal, owner of a private paid animal ambulance owner and freelance paravet handy with you 9211217469. Please get the dogs in your area sterilized.

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  97. Hi

    My Wife and me are crazy about Dogs, We have altogether 7dogs in which 1 is Labrador and rest all are indians of which 5 are street Dog.
    My problem is with the NGO in Mumbai and Navi Mumbai, Recently a common friend of my wife wanted to donate his dog and it was indian because due to some family problem he could not go on. So we called the Local NGO. first thing they ask is which breed it is and when we say its indian they say we don’t have place, We don’t have shelter even some say we keep only English dogs and few of them hung up the call.
    Are these people really running a NGO’s or a Business company if it would have been Labrador or any other foreign breed they would have rushed to get it.
    So is there anyway I can sue them or teach this people a lesson.

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  98. I am an animal lover ! I currently have 3 dogs in my house, an adolscent dobe, a 5 year yorkie & a veteran Grt Dane. I have grown up with dogs & at multiple phases of my life have shared quarters with as many as 5 at a time. With dogs, I understand their world. And truth is, that is exactly NOT THE SAME like ours. Dogs are pack animals & in a pack, there is hierarchy. It’s not exactly a FREE democratic society like humans. The top dog mostly controls by respect but sometimes also by intimidation / controlled aggression. With domestic dogs, it’s easier to teach (rather un-teach) the correct hierarchy (dogs at bottom). Also many years of selective breeding (among pure breds) have reduced the aggression traits in most breeds. However, the indian pariah dogs (what we call street dogs) have withheld the same old traits for many centuries. Natural breed of the tropics with inherent immunity to multiple diseases common among canines, they are however highly territorial, an instinct so strong that even after centuries of co-existence with humans (who were mostly nomadic once to semi-nomadic nowadays), they still haven’t outgrown it. This trait makes them excellent guard dogs but on the downside, causes aggression.
    Being a dog lover myself (an active one at that), I do have my own group of street friends as well & every evening, together with my son, would venture out for distributing treats. My son loves them a lot & we have been doing this for long. Not one person has ever complained about this feedings wherever we stayed, I guess my good luck or they get entertained to see an active kid (my son) among the party I guess ! However, I dont think this arrangement to be a one-off case. I feel as humans, particularly as animal lovers, there is even bigger responsibility in correctly behaving while among strays. It should always be clear who is feeding & who is receiving & not become a demand-supply arrangement, a fault lot of animal lovers unknowingly commit & hence leads to creation of top dogs within locality, who gain courage to trail vehicles, bark to humans etc.
    It is essential to understand that dog’s dont treat compassion the same way as humans do. We think in aspect of matter of heart or broadly, being humane ! But dogs treat this as mutual respect. So a dog that has not learnt to mutually respect humans will offcourse be a problem dog. Sadly, in most instances this was the dog that slept on someone’s terrace, ate his food but roamed all over the locality. This was naturally (?) the healthiest of all the strays in the locality & the most viciferous as well, throwing tantrums the moment something is to his disliking. Its also natural that neighbours would start disliking this arrangement with the person in charge (?) since he/she is creating a problem out of ignorance, howsoever well-meant & legal their position might be ! They are intruding the natural man-dog balance of nature without enough caution or care. They have given this dog undue advantage over the other dogs so that he has now started treating other humans as below him within his territory, forget dogs. A dangerous conclusion but quite common.
    Dogs are survivors! And they know quite well that it’s a human’s world; so it’s in their own interest to maintain a good relation. So a naturally grown up stray will rarely commit direct confrontations like aggression or trailing on humans (except in their learning stage during adolscence, a period of high hormonal activity) without a genuine cause unless it’s odd hours that too only if the person is unknown. I occassionally return home late from work well after midnight. On not one occasion have the dogs in my locality ever come to check me out. However unknown people will always be safely seen off the limits at the late hours.
    It’s hence imperative of every person to behave responsibly. Feeding is just the beginning of a relation one commits to voluntarily, certainly not the end of it.
    IF YOU FEED, YOU SHOULD FEEL RESPONSIBLE TOWARDS THE BEHAVIOUR OF THE DOG/DOGS YOU ARE FEEDING. DON’T FEED A DEMANDING DOG.

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  99. I saw a dog tied up with a rope around its neck and mouth.the dogs legs were tied together too…..the dog was breathing heavily and was gagging..is this considered animal cruelty?….should I be reporting about this to any official?
    Pls do contact me on this maTter.I even have a photo of the tied dog!

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  100. hi mere ghar par ek street dog h.kuch dino se uske urinal wale part ka hole bahut bada ho gaya h or waha swelling bhi ro rahi h.wo bahut dull rehne lagi h or weak bhi ho gayi h.kya aap mujhe pls guide karenge ki me uski help kaise kar sakti hu.jaagriti site ko me bas kuch waqt pehle se hi dekh rahi hu.

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    • These could be symptoms of Vaginal Granuloma, please take her to the nearest vet or get her admitted to an animal hospital through Mangal’s private paid animal ambulance service 9211217469

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  101. We live in a RWA with a garden area that is partially landscaped. Most of the dogowners in our RWA used the garden for walking our dogs. The Managing committee has recently “banned” the enrty of dogs in the garden and advised our security office to police the area. IS this legal? i thought it may be fair to insist that dog owners maintain cleanliness and clear up poop ,, cant they ban or otherwise restrict the movement of all dogs ? Please advise us if there are any legal rights that dogs have for unrestricted access. thanks

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  102. we had a two month old puppy to whom we were feeding and sheltering and were in very much affection with him; one person has deliberately crushed him under his car and didnot even bother to look back at what crime he had comitted by killing the little one; we are all in a shock and want justice for the same; please advise what we should do so that next time no body does this crime

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  103. we are residents in hyderabad.A dog has given birth on our apartments terrace.we have been taking care of the dog since then.It is three months now and started roaming around the apartment and once pee ed in front of one of the residents door.They started shouting and threatened saying that they will poison the dogs and kill them or severly beet them up whenever they see them.what should I do.please suggest me.

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    • Please check your mail. We have given you details on the right person you can contact to stop any cruel act against these animals by your neighbours

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  104. Hello

    My Mom takes care of a street dog. He never does anything to anyone the entire day he is only sleeping as he is not well and very weak . But my neighbour keeps hitting him and throughs water on him. I want to take strict action against him and the other people who stand with him in doing this. Please tell me how do I do that.

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  105. Hi I am Prerna from Mumbai . I stay alone sometimes my married daughter joins me . I have adopted 2 stray dogs and they are with me since their birth ( born in Feb 2010 ) .I have recently taken the license from BMC . My neighbors are deadly against me and my dogs . On 16 March 2014 we had a quarrel on some other issues so I called police and when they came all the neighbors started complaining about my dogs . They said the dogs are barking all the time which is not true . Out of 24 hours they bark for approximately 30 minutes that too when some one comes home or when they hear outside dogs barking . I do not allow my dogs or do not take them on street for su or potty . I allow them to do inside the house and I clean it and bin it in the dust-bin . Still on 16 March 2014 about 100-125 people were against me and I was alone . I will be shortly giving the complaint for the dog issue and the other issues . From the neighbors maximum people are from MNS party so they are harassing me a lot . Please give me name and number of the organisation in Ghatkopar so that I can approach them . At times I have to go out – at that time they are alone so I am tensed – may be the neighbors may poison them – please help me . I want them to be punished by the police by penalizing them is this possible ? Police are hesitating to take action against them as I told you they are MNS party and also local corporator is in their favor . Waiting for your early response . Thanks

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  106. Dear Team Jaagruti,
    Need a guidance on a different prospective & understanding when the law that govern the protection of animal if clashes with human life & property.
    Staying in a spacious township of around 22 bldg with ample open spaces available. But we have interconnected bldgs & i stay on a ground floor of one of the bldg & in the next bldg a family stays on a upper floor (animal lover) Its started with providing shelter on the ground to the new born puppies, feeding them & now many other stray dogs gathers to get the share of MILK, RICE, ROTI etc that kept all day & now at the same place others are dumping waste food too. I understand & accept its a noble thing to feed street animals & respect the feelings behind it but past 3 months am incurring losses due to bunch now gathered around my place digs the flower bed spreading soil all around my door, many a times woke up with a surprise finding my footwear in pieces all around, took clothes kept for drying. Its actually creating a lot of mental & monetary harassment to us.
    We requested to the concern family to shift the feeding space in the open spaces available in ample but not the internal building area, they are making it a sensitive issue giving it a shape of animal cruelty against us, warned us & already created lots of nuisance under the guise of law & citing the protection law of animals we will complain & arrests who objects. Everyone around the area all the ground floor residents are encoutering the problem but we have been shunned & threatened with dire consequences.
    I repeat we are not against any animals or even feeding them but someone is actually mis-using the law to harass people as animal are like child cant change their behaviour but human can. Requested them just to shift. Would need some advice & help on this.

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  107. Hi my name is Jayesh I live in Bangalore/Karnataka.I have 6 stray dog’s near my house which are all sterilized and birth controld..I personally have a Golden retriver at home.when ever I take him to walk this stray dogs Start’s following me they are friendly but the resident’s in my area belt them with stones when they see them with me..I have told them many times not to do so but they fight with me for bringing the dogs with me..I feel very sad for those stray dog’s ..please help what can I do???

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    • Jayesh, please get the dogs sterilised, if they aren’t already and hand print outs of this circular to all these jerks who are harassing you and those dogs. Be firm and assertive. It will happen gradually but they will have to mend their ways.

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  108. My dog lick near its tail coz of some ellergy and got a intense red spot and hair loss.
    Some Psychological changes also.
    Can u please recommend some oral medicines easily available at medical stores.

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  109. Hey i have adopted one of the street dog at my home and her brother and mother sometime sit outside our house for food and we give it to them but one woman who lives on top floor throws stones at them when they sit there and when we told her not to throw stones she said she will because her children are scared of the dogs and tell us that doppu our dog we cannot keep her inside as she is a street dog and sometimes barks at night people are very cruel everyone is against us but many ppl give them food its just that we have kept doppu so everyone is against us what should we do please help people are soo bad they tell us we dnt have a heart as we are attached to animals more than humans please help

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  111. hello jaagaurti……… my name is sonam maheshwari mairai 24 mai sai 6 ghantai streeat dog kai saath gujartai hai mai kanpur mai civil lines kai aarea mai rahti hue yaha per 3 bich hai jismai do pargnent hai mai dinbhar unka khayal rakhti hue mai naveen market kanpur daily 8 bazai jaaati hue waha per 10 15 dogs ko bhar pet khana khilati hue mari skooti k ghanti suntai hi dogs k bheed aa jati hai sab mughai bahut pyar kartai ha mai kisi ka dard nahi dekh sakti hue mai kya karu maira daily dogs kai khanai per 150 rs kharch karti hue mughai unki haalat per bahut taras aata hai ek ek biskut kai liyae ladtai hai ma problem yeg hai k mai jis gali mai rahti hue waha per kuch saal pahlai saarai dogs ko jahar daikar maar diya gaya thaa charch wali gali civil lines mai maina aisa suna hai mai khud rent per rahti hue marai ghar per ek labarador hai wo mari beti hai mai aur dogsnahi rakh sakti hue mai apni gali mai ji do bich k sava karti hue marai area ka log object kartai hai yaha tak unko phikwanai ka baatai ho rahi hai mai blacky aur brouny ko bahut chahti hue mainai unkai rabbies ka injection bhi lagwa ya hai card bhi hai lakin logo ko atraj hai plssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss help me mai in logo sai nahi bolti hue kahtai hai taangai tod do salo k chal na payae yeh bitch mam 0r sir pls give me a any contect no of kanpur jaha pe call karnai per turant sunwai ho jaaye in logo kai harrishment kai karan mai subah 5 bazai gali kai dog ko khana danai jaati hue mughai dar hai ka kahi mari blaky aur browny ko koi pakad kar na phek dai mari jaan hai wo donamarai makan malik bhi mairai opposit hai k yaha khana mat diyyakaro plssssssssss give aNY CONTECT NOOOO OF KANPUR

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    • It is so sad to read such helpless sounding comments. Please be proactive as suggested to you when we spoke and use your good contacts with local veterinary surgeons to get all dogs in your lane sterilized. set an example in front of the jerks who abuse you by doing the right things and keeping legal documents handy. Also, we suggest you start an organisation by yourself in Kanpur, we have already sent you a mail in this regard

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  112. Dear Jaagruti,

    I am an Animal lover and owner of Labrador dog. My kids are very fond of dogs especially pups in our area, They use to feed them everyday. Some GOON sort of people there,, including a local dhobi used to threaten them not to feed them or take them to your home. But yesterday all the limits have crossed and one man kicked the pups not more than 2 months old so badly they start bleeding. When my kids tried to stop him, he misbehaved and bad-mouthed them. Kindly suggest what should i do.

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  113. hello jaagruti
    i am a street dog lover and i have one at my home.and at outside of my door,i take care of 4 street puppies alongwith their mother.i always use to feed them.i protect them also.few days ago,mother of that puppies was hit by a car and her situation was critical.she lost her control and wherever she sits she do toilet at that place only.i helped her by doing medical treatment to her so she was saved..one of my cruel neighbor always throw stones on them and hit them with bat and sticks.
    i tried to stop her many times but she is so rude and cruel that she comes again and again to hit them for her happiness.please help me and counsel her in better way.

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  115. How to react when people have a problem with you walking with your dog on the street?

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  116. Hi..
    I am a street dog lover.There are 2 stray dogs in my road from nearly 10 years and one year .they are very loyal friendly and my neighbors too love them. But few days back some aunty had blackmailed me that they would call municipal to catch them off because they had bit some men.It was because he threw stones..and the people couldn’t understand the situation.Even though they sent…my loves came back within 2 days. I was very happy. It was like a boon for me. And now there is no such problem.But I am afraid . Please suggest me if I have any rights to get out of this fear. I am happy that many people ha mercy and love for streetdogs.thank you so much. Please notify me whether there are organisations to which one can inform about dogs which are harmed.though I love dogs I can’t take care of all. I promise that I take care of my dogs by feeding and showing love. As I am still minor I am not having strength to feed them all. But when I grow up I am sure I ll take care of them !

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    • Please send us your complete address and contact number on our email id, contact@jaagruti.org. You just need to ensure that all street dogs in your area are sterilized, as that is what the Municipality catches them for…they are to be released back after sterilization surgeries back into the areas where they were picked up from. If you stay in Delhi, we can try and facilitate sterilization of all street dogs in your area. Please email us.

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  117. I have a couple of legitmate questions.

    Is it against the law to train (using simple, western techniques like verbal scolding and rewarding) the dogs not to fight and bark crazily during the night time?

    Also, is it against the law to dump dogs in another area? (My area sees a lot of, what I presume is illegal, dumping of dogs.)

    Also, if someone is claiming certain ‘street dogs’ are theirs, is their a law that they have to follow? What I mean is, do they need to collar the dogs, take control of their vaccination and wellbeing, as well as make sure they’re not a menace to the rest of the local community?

    Thank you.

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    • No, it is not against the law to train street dogs, even we do it when we want them to listen to us and stop barking. Because they respect and love us, they obey us and listen to iur commands and react appropriately. It all ensures harmonious coexistence between man and animal.

      Yes, it is against the law to dump dogs. Please refer the Animal Birth Control Rules (Dogs) 2001 drafted under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act http://envfor.nic.in/legis/awbi/awbi13.pdf.

      If someone is claiming the street dogs/community dogs to be theirs, then they should as the colony animal caretakers ensure they are all sterilized and vaccinated, looked after when they are unwell and these people should adhere to the Dog Feeding Guidelines https://jaagruti.org/information-to-empower-you/delhi-high-court-ruling-on-feeding-street-dogs/. No, the colony animal caretakers are not mandated to collar and leash these dogs.

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  118. Hello My name is Amit Dewanji I live in Calcutta. This January a stray dog named Kali gave birth to 8 cute puppies.As usual only 4 survived.We were threatened by the society people that they would throw the puppies out,we took it as a joke.But soon our Secretary ordered some people to do so and one died in front of my eyes(Car Accident)The others were kept safely inside the building premises.We had neighbors complaining every second.Our secretary continued his inhuman act and now we are left with only one puppy.We lodged a complaint and even came out on the newspaper,Ebela. But his threatens are still there.Please Guide us.

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  119. I live in Bangalore and there are a few stray dogs which live around my area. As they seem to go hungry most of the time in feed them every day. Of late some security guards and residents are objecting to me feeding the dogs and are threatening to take action against me. Please advise what is the right legal recourse in this situation. Thanks

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  120. There is a man near my house who is trying to kill the street dogs by hitting them very cruelly and throwing huge rocks at them…can anyone please tell me as to what action I can take against him…

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    • Please call the Police immediately on 100 and lodge a complaint against this person under section 429 of Indian penal Code

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  121. Hi……. i want to know that is there any law or criminal provision to restrict the streets dogs being driven away with cars and other vehicles carelessly , is it a punishable offense and could any legal action be taken against such cruel and careless drivers ?????

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  122. I live in Ranchi. recently in our locality in Dipatoli,the municipality people were catching dogs. i don’t know which ones were taken but i find three 8 month old puppies and a male dog missing. i feel concerned for them,separated from their mother,the pups will have a tough time in a new place. and the male dog was a weak one,used to limp and couldn’t even bark. we fed him regularly. now he must be looking for us. will they be brought to the same place?how hopeful should i be and how can i get them back?pls help.

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    • Please do as advised over the email and get your dogs back post their sterilisation. It is illegal for a municipality to dislocate or kill dogs, please be strong and fight this out for the dogs you care for. http://www.hopeandanimal.org/contact.htm is the contact page of the organisation that does dog sterilisation surgeries in Ranchi

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  123. Hi Jagruthi,

    Please let me know how to verify the govt. agents or servicemen those who come to catch stray dogs? They catch dogs so cruely and have no proper tools to catch them. when i ask what they will do with these dogs and they say that they will take them and leave in some remote areas. Please help me with the information on how to make sure that these people follow the guidelines properly?

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    • Which city are you writing from? What you share is utterly illegal and nonsensical for the dog catchers to tell you. This needs to be countered and stopped.
      Please file an RTI to the Local Municipal Corporation or whichever agency is doing Dog Catching in your area and seek answers to the following:1. How many Dog catching vehicles are there with the agency and their registration numbers? 2) Have the dog catchers received any training in catching dogs? 3) What does the agency do with the dogs being picked up? 4) On what basis, do the Municipality/agency vehicles pick up dogs on a daily basis? 5) Who is the Officer in Charge supervising this programme and what are their contact details? – Once you file this under Right to Information Application, please share the reply you get with us on contact@jaagruti.org. For your Information: It is illegal for any municipality in India to dump dogs/dislocate them from their area or kill them, the dogs can only be picked up for sterilization and vaccination as part of the Animal Birth Control Programme and as per the Animal Birth Control Rules (for Dogs) drafted under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1960 and under the directions of the Honourable Supreme Court of India

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  124. I really appreciate your feelings of kindness towards the street dogs. Now what about similar kindness towards Chickens, Goat, Bulls, Cows, Fish and Pigs which are killed every day for the purpose of turning them into food for some fellow citizen? Any plans please?

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    • There are agencies like PETA and FIAPO who are doing outreach work to turn people vegetarian, you can connect with them and participate in their voluntary leafletting efforts in your circle of influence

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  125. Hi there,

    after seeing your above, seems like you people can help me out. i am 32 yrs old live near L.B.Nagar, Hyderabad / andhra pradesh / telangana.

    once i was passing from a street i found 1 month old street puppy which was in very bad condition like it loosed all his hair because of spreading germs on her body. so, i took the dog to the doctor and i’ve taken care about all the vaccine and medicines required as per my financial strength.

    and i bought the dog to my home and left near my gate (as i am already having 1 big street dog and 1 Pommerian at home) so it seats around my house all the time, i’ll offer him food, water and rest all. and after a period of 6 months the dog has cured and totally healthy, playfull.

    its very friendly and playfull dog, plays all the time with my 3yrs old daughter and if someone passes from my gate it barks too as per the dogs nature it runs behind kids when they start running.

    so now the problem is,on 17.06.2014 a bunch of people came with rods and bamboo sticks to my house including men and women, started shouting near my gate when i went out and asked them ” what’s wrong” they said they want to kill that dog today at any cost, so leave that dog outside ” we will kill him today “. though i said could somone explain me what really happened they said ur 6 month dog has bitten my son. and at that time my wife was also standing outside the gate so she has seen all that happen whether my dog has bitten his son or not. my dog (6month puppy) didn’t bitten his son he just jumped but they are claiming that he is bitten his son. and they want to kill that dog.

    anyhow i just managed by listening all the bad curses and abuses from them. and one of the women in that group said she is going to give poison to my dog tonight…………so i totally scared and i left my dog far away from my home. which i don’t want to as i don’t have any support from anyone (legally, physically etc) and i am financially week too. don’t have job since one year.

    and now all i need is REAL PEOPLE who can come into action straight away, should be available 24×7. Not those bullshitters who sit & hide behind a computer and comments as reply…………. I NEED REAL PEOPLE, WHO REALLY WANTS TO HELP ME OUT….I WANT TO GET MY DOG BACK…..PLEASE and i also want them to teach a GOOD LESSON.

    if u have any doubts please call me ASAP on 8331968395. i need ur support immediately and there are lot more things to discussess !

    and when i discussess the same issue with few people, they animal organisations can only COMMENT in reality they won’t come for HELP

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  126. amisha rana karan rana's wife ( my age is 14 yrs and i love this guy )

    in my area in haryana yamunanagar i live in a small town jagadhri where people are very superstiious here its been my habit to see stary dogs being injured i always help them give them food daily infact i have made a place for them next to my house to live in but still i notice people kill them brutually well have they forgot human beings are a part of the animal kingdom please help me it makes me cry to see them in pain

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  127. My name is Rajasree , I am from kerala . First I want someone to reply to this post(please it is a request).I am a student of class 12 , and I love animals. I have been doing everything possible from my side for stray animals. but i am seriously disturbed as people around me are intimidating and isolating me for this. my parents are very supportive as they are with me in all my efforts. but some of my neighbours are really paining me for helping stray animals. i found a mother dog and 5 pups on the streets and i started raising them. i found good homes for 4 pups and i kept the mother and a pup. now they are my angels ,i have sterilised them and hav given them all the vaccinations. But now even the municipal authorities are killing stray dogs.IS THIS LEGAL. i really want to know. how can one kind of gods creations kill another kind. that too without doing anything. I really want to do something about this but don’t know what to do.
    SOMEONE PLEASE HELP ME. even in todays newspaper there is a news 8 PUPPIES JUST 2 WEEKS OLD HAVE LOST THEIR MOTHER AS THE MUNCIPAL AUTHORITIES KILLED THEIR MOTHER JUST BECAUSE SHE WAS ON THE ROAD.I REALLY REALLY WANT TO DO SOMETHING . SOMEONE PLEASE HELP ME FOR THIS.

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    • Hi. What you are doing for street dogs is appreciable..very good :)…and trust me, we understand what it is to fight cruel neighbours and municipality. To answer your question, it is ILLEGAL to kill street dogs. And it is also ILLEGAL to pick up a sterilized street dog. (Refer Animal Birth Control Rules ( for dogs ) 2001 and Prevention of Cruelty to Animals 1960+ Indian Penal Code Section 429. Read up https://jaagruti.org/2013/12/13/to-all-those-of-you-who-are-being-harassed-by-their-neighbourhood-for-tending-to-animals/. Confront your Municipal Corporation and let us know the complete details of your Municipal Corporation, the area you stay in on contact@jaagruti.org, we will connect you to the right people working on ground there.

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      • thank you so much for replying.my dog was not sterilised wen she came to me.she was pregnant and she gave birth at my house. after that I took her to the vet and sterilised her.i will surely find the necessary details and pass it to u.
        THANK YOU SOO MUCH ONCE AGAIN

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      • We understand that. What we were trying to share was street dogs can be picked up ONLY for sterilization by the Municipality and not for killing.

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  128. Hi I am a resident of Chennai. We have a female stray dog in our premises which we take care of and has been recently administered anti rabies vaccination. It is not sterilised yet. The association office bearers are picking up fight with us because their bye laws says no pet animals and stray dogs are allowed in their compound gates. If we have to keep pet dogs, we have to buy a individual home. We tried to show the circular of AWBI which states that the bye laws of RWA’s cannot be amended to shoo away street dogs but everything fell into deaf ears. They are telling to keep the street dog in our home if we are so much caring about it. Due to personal reasons we are unable to take it home. The street dog is very soft natured and it doesn’t bark even if somebody tries to shoo it away. The association office bearers are adamant in getting that dog out from the premises. We lodged a written complaint to AWBI, Chennai who in turn mentioned that they will take action on the same in the order of receipt of complaints. We are very frustrated and the only thing we did was to take care of a street dog……. Please advise on what to do.

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  129. I am a resident of mumbai,malad west ,our building has two stray dogs who came from nowhere they are small dogs but the problem is the society is being cruel towards them they advice the watchmen to hit them with bamboo sticks,recently one of the dogs was badly injured after that i logged a n/c against the watchmen now they want us to leave the building since we are staying on rental basis the secretary/chairman are incapable of taking any action
    they have also issued a circular that one who feeds the dogs have to pay a fine of 500/- everytime when ull feed

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  130. Hi.
    In our area some childer daily beat dog….
    Because she bite one child by mistakee….thats why theyy beat her continuesly…….this has happpen from 2 -3 dayyy…backk…plzz…give me the dog helpline no. Of jaipurrr….plzzz….
    Plzz….helo me toh save herr..

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    • Get her sterilized and vaccinated from an organisation called “Help in Suffering Jaipur”. and file a Police complaint against these kids and their under Section 11 of Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act and Under Section 429 of Indian penal Code

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  131. Ours is a government colony and we have many stray dogs wandering in the colony which pose threat to our little children playing anywhere in the premises. Everyone in the colony is scared of these dogs and worried particularly about the safety of older children who are usually not accompanied by their parents. We don’t know how to deal with issue lawfully. We don’t want to harm the dogs but the safety of children is equally important. There have been several incidents of dogs biting and attacking children in the colony. Further, if security personnel tries to drive them away or doesn’t allow them to enter then there are two dog lovers who threaten the security and anyone who tries to drive away the dogs will have to face police complaint. Please advise on how to deal with this issue without compromising on the safety of kids.

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    • Madam, the animal lovers in your colony are right, a Police complaint can be filed against all of you for any attempt towards dislocating or harming the dogs under the relevant sections of the law. There are specific Office Memos and Circulars issued by Department of Personnel, Government of India against any Central Government officers resorting to such mischief against dogs…you can only get the dogs sterilised and vaccinated as per the laws of the land. We will email you educational leaflets and videos that you can show to adults and children alike to educate them on behaving around Street Dogs.

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  132. hey , im a resident of new delhi and i had found a stray puppy ,i kept him and ,used to feed him play with him since 2 yrs, but a couple of days back the MCD took him away …..what will happen to him ? , could i like have him back ……pls reply asap with suggestions

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    • MCD picks dogs up for sterilization and vaccination. Under the law, they have to release the dogs back into the same area where they were picked up from. Where do you stay? Did you note the zone mentioned on the MCD vehicle?

      Please reply so that we can tell you where he would have been taken and then you can get him back from there.

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      • Hey
        No unfortunately a guard saw him get picked up and didnt note any such info.Im a resident of R-block, Dilshad Garden and although yesterday i did call Shahdara( North ) MCD cntrl room nd enquired , they said that they usually release the dogs aftr 6-7 days , but still im apprehensive .

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      • Dear Shivi, Your dog would be at the Animal Birth Control (ABC) Unit run by Friendicoes and located at Ghazipur Veterinary Hospital complex, near Ghazipur Dairy. Please take an auto and go to this place located about 20 minutes away from your place. Request the staff to show you the pick up register and then identify your dog in there. If he is already been sterilized (identified by tip of his roght ear being cut), get him back home with you. If you are confused, please share your number on our mail address contact@jaagruti.org and we will call and guide you on how to go about it and get your dog back.

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  134. Hi there,
    Need to know as to how can I complain or raise voice against a person involved in a very deadly & saddist animal cruelty. Now as a matter of humanity I want to rescue this dumb animal. Plz call me up @ 9986278008.

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  135. I am not an animal hater and I understand that they deserve their rights, but what when they become a huge nuisance in the society? A dog enters my house’s premises everyday and howls and barks and mates with other dogs and it’s becoming disturbing for us as well as the guests, Not only that, there are about 5-6 other dogs and every night these dogs are fighting amongst themselves or other dogs and I could hardly sleep at night, they are really really loud, howling and barking in unison. Sometimes I have to get up at 2 or 3 in the morning to shut them up, and the peace lasts for about an hour. Dogs have rights which are almost equal to the humans, but even when a human becomes a huge nuisance in the society they are evicted from the society.

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    • Please consider getting the dogs sterilised and vaccinated under the laws of the land. Well fed dogs bark less and stay more comfortably in the neighbourhood as compared to dogs that get shown hatred. We don’t encourage human vs animal rights debates on this blog, we can just tell you that you need to abide by the laws of the land with regard to animals as well as humans

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      • Plz help me. Hmari gali mai last 2 month se ek dogy reh rha tha bohot he innocent friendly shayad kisi ne use paal kr chod kyuki wo bimar tha jab yha aya tha. But suddenly kal use ek van utha kr le gyi. I really dnt knw wt to do. Where do i find him. Plz help me :(

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  136. I live in Lucknow. Today when i reached home i came to know that one car had crushed the head of a street dog.His tongue is cut and a tooth is broken. One leg is also broken. At this time i am feeling helpless to help that street dog.It’s really cold outside.I dun kw what to do for such cases.I came accross such situation for first time. whom should I ask for help.

    Neha

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  137. Hi jagruti..
    I have send my puppupies for setralized by MCD.5 of them have came back but one was missing.what do i do to take her back to me.recently i m in ranchi and not getting any way to find her.plz help me

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  138. hi, i’m from ahmedabad, bopal area. i simply love animals and sp dogs till dis extent dat i have 4 monkeys, 23 dogs, 1 neelguy 2 cows and 3 goats. it’s been around 7 years now dat i had a dog in my society. he did multiply but a resident in my villa is so cruel without a heart that until now she and she alone, along with her husband have crushed the heads of total 5 dogs until now n has poisoned an entire dog family of 6 and beaten not even a month old pup by repeatedly striking him on his head in secret . all the others are now ok with the dogs. i have adopted around 23 dogs in 5 diff areas bt never have i come across such deliberate killing. it took me a lot of time to inspect and investigate and it was only last year on dec 3, 13 that i and one of my resident friend inspected d whole matter and got all necessary proofs that only they are responsible for all the slaughter when she killed our 1 year old pup by deliberately crushing him. till dis extent that they with their honda city thrice ran over him on that night when he was sitting right near my friends house. he died a very painful death. for a day and a half days that pup was just crying as he has internal and external bleeding and his cry still rings in my ears giving me guess-bumps all d time. she didnt stop, even after repeated warnings. after that pup she killed two more and d last one was just a month old who’s head gt crushed under her car’s tier. he was in my premises when she opened my gate and the pup ran out and she took the chance and then sat in her car with her husband n crushed it. i a witness to it who was standing in his balcony and he saw this whole act of inhumanity. no body helps. all just feel sorry but helpless. i have tried everything i could but of no avail. bt i wont stop and am writing to u if some1 cld plz stop dis. she is a mother of 2 daughters who are not even 10 years old, yet she doesn’t feel pity for that mother whos 3rd lot of kids she has killed. plz some1 have mercy. – komal, info.avoiceutrust@gmail.com

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  139. Hi, I’m saranya from chennai. I live in a apartment where pets are not allowed, bt there are few street dogs roaming around in my street and my family the only one who tries to feed atleast 3dogs a day..I hve a pet dog dog among them too..I’ll secretly bring her into my apartment compound and provide food daily and wil send her back as dogs are not allowed inside Apt..Now the problem is i got caught to the Aprtmnt secretary for bringng her inside as the dog started coming by herself which has became a habit for her..He once tried to hit her with stick and stones..The terrible part is most of the families in the Apt supports his activity..I feel it as so horrible and feeling so bad for the dogs.. I even shouted them once but people here warning me that they wil throw me and my family out of this house as we are “Tenants”.. Please help me and suggest me what should i do?? I want those dogs to get shelter and food !!

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    • Just get the dogs sterilised and vaccinated through Blue Cross of India at Chennai and file an FIR under their guidance against the people harassing you, your family and the street dogs. The law is on your side, you are an Indian Citizen and not a tenant here!

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  140. Hello Sir,
    Today after 2-3 hrs our life gonna change bcoz my mother have to take a strict step ,
    we are leaving 4-5 stray dogs some where else far from our house all because of the 16 people in our colony they have put a complain against we people.
    I tell you why my parents are not only feeding dogs even properly vaccinating,completely caring this more then 20 dogs who are injured ,disable dogs, esecially my mom day starts and night upto 4am my mom cares them. each n every single minute in our family linked and connected with s cute dogs but in our colony this 16 people have complaint in municipal corporation

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  141. hello whoever you are i don’t know but you and your mother doing very good job the same incident happen with my family too we care the dogs and people was against us that time i had no knowledge so i couldn’t handle the situation last time but now i know about animals rights first of all if the dog born in the street there is no one who can apart him from that place if the the dogs harming anybody then only mcd can take action otherwise they also dot have rights to do take them and leave to other place if your neighbor’s troubling your family you and your mother just call on 100 tell them the situation no need to scare they have nothing to do believe me many time i fought with the cruel type of people just make strong your feet no need to scare if you want the dogs will stay there in your street same place so no one can remove it i can understand your situation Actually people don’t know the animals was on planet before the human we came after and ruined there world don’t let them take dogs to mcd people you are the right side brother god will help you just call on 100 number

    If any animal is subjected to any form of cruelty specified treated in any cruel
    way, in any of the ways provided under Section11 (a) to (o) of The Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960, the offender (in the case of a first offence) will have to pay fine which shall extend to fifty rupees and if it is the case of second offence or subsequent offense committed within three years of the previous offence, he will be fined with not less than twenty-five rupees but which may extend to one hundred rupees or with the imprisonment for a term which may extend to three months or with both. Also, in the case of second offence, the offender’s vehicle is confiscated, and he will never be allowed to keep an animal again.If any animal is subjected to any form of cruelty specified treated in any cruel way, in any of the ways provided under Section11 (a) to (o) of The Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960, the offender (in the case of a first offence) will have to pay fine which shall extend to fifty rupees and if it is the case of second offence or subsequent offense committed within three years of the previous offence, he will be fined with not less than twenty-five rupees but which may extend to one hundred rupees or with the imprisonment for a term which may extend to three months or with both. Also, in the case of second offence, the offender’s vehicle is confiscated, and he will never be allowed to keep an animal again.

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  142. Main jaanwaro ka deewana hun…..agra me rehta hun…..meri colony me 13 puppies huye the….shuru shuru me maine unki jaan bachayi bahut baarish se toofan se….phir thode bade huye or maine unke liye bahut kiya …khana rehna…pina…sab kuch ….koi kuch nhi krta tha….phir ek ek krke 5 gaadi k niche ake marr gaye……mujhe bahut dukh hua….phir ek krle sab bimar hote chale gye akele akele rehne lge..khana pina bnd kr diya…phir 3 maar gye bimar hoke…..phir halki sardi agayi or bacche kuche bhi marr gye….ye sab mere liye bahut dardnaak tha…kyuki mujhe bahut pyar krte the wo sab…meri gaadi ate hi merw pass ajate the….ghar me ghus jate the maine ek ek ko god me khilaya…ab meri colony suni or sunsaan hai….mujhe bahut yaad ati hai un sab ki….mera viahwas upar wale se uth gya hai….kya bigada tha unhone kitne jinda dil the…ek ek ko apni aankhon samne mrte dekha

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    • Nasbandi karwaao aur teeke lagwao, yrhi jaan bachaane ka tareeka hai, nahi to yeh dukh to har baar bacche paida hone par dekhne sehne padenge aapko

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  143. Hello,

    I need your advise on an event that happened at my home today. We have 2 pet dogs(Indian country breed). The mother of these two is a stray dog which goes out and comes into our compound to rest in shade and takes shelter in our house on bad weather/Diwali.

    The stray dog is a friendly dog to all our localites except a couple of them. We have an apartment next to my house having 8 houses. It chases children sometimes(I have only heard from our neighbours). It has never hurt anyone. Last night one of the neighbours picked up a fight with me when, one of our pet chased her kid. She told to chain the dog. I apologized and told her that I’ll chain him. But she started asking about the stray dog and told she has informed the municipality to come and take away the stray dog even if it is inside our house. I said ok and left out of the place.

    Today morning the municipalty people came to get the stray dog. When they came to our house we said we don’t know where she is now, since it was not seen in the usual place it rests in our house. The lady started the fight again and told that she is gonig to complain to the police. We said to go ahead. In the mean time, the stray dog came out from our house not knowing the municaplity people. We hid the dog which the lady saw. The municpality people seeing the fight told they will come again tomorrow. The lady was not using respectful words and was very harsh and it seemed like her intention was to kill the dog with municipality’s help.

    We thought the dog was not bad enough to be killed. In fact many people in the street feed her everyday and in turn she is kind and protective to them. So realizing the situation and we cannot handle this everyday and the same situation may happen we took her to a dog sheler which we know very well and also donate whenever possible. They took her and fed her milk and bread. There are lot of other pets left by their owners, but live together there.

    Now,
    1) will the lady really be able to file a police case on us? How should I be prepared to face if it is so? Where can I get guidance in this regard.

    2) Since one of our pet chased her kid, what will be problem I may face? If I face any problems because of this incident, how can I protect him?

    Our pets haven’t bitten anyone. It only barks and chases one or two specific kids. I know one kid in particular have thrown stones at him when he was within out compound and also have beaten it with sticks. Otherwise it is an obedient dog and never hurt anyone when it patrols the roads in mornings and afternoons. We tried chaining him in front room. But he started crying. He normally sleeps in one sofa chair from which he can see every one inside and also keep an eye on the front door. Since he started crying we left him as usual. He is 8 years old now.

    The other pet is a girl which is 2 or 3yrs old and very frightened and soft dog. She is very playful and don’t even bark. She is in safe zone.

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    • The Chennai Municipal Corporation or any other can lawfully only take dogs for sterilisation and vaccination and can’t take them away to kill or dislocate them…so you shouldn’t have got scared and put her away in the shelter.

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    • Always walk your pets on a leash and you will be on the right side of the law, if their kids start running or screaming seeing your pet dog, it’s not your fault. There is no merit in a police case being filed against you in all of this. Please don’t worry.

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  144. for Animal HelpLine in Bhavnagar (gujarat) 9157109109……
    when one cute street puppy(little dog) was ill and not taking feeding, i call animal helpline and they injected medicine, now it is living his life peacefully…..Hats off to Animal Helpline…….So pls care for Street Animals.

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  146. Hi Everyone..I have 4 very cute new born street puppies visiting my house everyday. I guess they were doing fine until their bodies were inhabited by a number of small insects. when I took a close look I found out those insects have made gruesome injuries on their tiny bodies. They look very dull and don’t move much. Could anyone of you please suggest what I can do to help them. I live in Moradabad (U.P) Is there any helpline for such dogs. I really do want to save them.

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    • Don’t know of any Helpline numbers for Moradabad. But, we suggest you take them to a good vet and get them deticked and dewormed. You can buy a puppy deworming syrup from a pet shop and deworm them yourself as well.

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    • Also, if they are 45 days old, they need to be vaccinated with 6-in-one vaccines against 6 fatal diseases canines get infected with

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  147. I live in east Delhi . I give food to around 8 stray dogs in a mcd park. I am so attached to them.There was a guard in the park who took care of those dogs and he has been suspended because people say that he is the one because of which the dogs are in the park. Now all the dogs cry a lot everytime. the people of a society threw the bowls of the dogs so that the dogs don’t come again in the park.
    And today I heard that someone has beaten one of those dogs and the dog has a broken leg now.And the other dog has developed a hump over his back because of the brutality of people.
    All these things take place when I am not in the park to help those helpless creatures.what should I do? where should I complain about such brutal behavior of people.PLEASE HELP!!!!!!

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  148. I feed 8 stray dogs. I have vaccinated and sterilized them all.Today when I went to give them food a man said me that if you will feed these dogs here, I will THROW THEIR FOOD AND IF YOU WILL FEED AGAIN I WILL DO THE SAME THING AGAIN AND AGAIN..HE SAID”THE PARKS AND STREETS ARE MEANT FOR HUMANS AND NOT FOR THESE DOGS.TAKE ALL OF THEM IN YOUR HOME OTHERWISE DON’T GIVE FOOD HERE”. HE SAID” YE SAB KARKE APNE CAREER MEIN KUCH NAHI BANOGI”
    AND ALL THE PEOPLE WHO WERE THERE AT THAT MOMENT WERE LEAST BOTHERED THAT HOW THAT OLD MAN TALKED TO ME.

    I AM EMBARESSED THAT I AM BORN IN A COUNTRY WHERE THE COMMON PEOPLE ARE NOT EVEN ALLOWED TO HELP THE POOR HOMELESS CREATURES..

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  149. hi i am a resident of bellary, karnataka. we have around 15 street dogs in our home which no one cares about in our locality. And there is no proper service to get the female dogs spayed and they often mate with the male dogs around the street and give birth to puppies.like wise now from 1 female street dogs they have grown around 15 in our home and we treat them all. But now it is out of budget and there is no one who is ready to adopt the puppies. i want to know is there any organization or any service which can spay the female dogs or some place which provides home for the puppies.

    thankyou

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  150. Did my comment get censored? Is there a problem with suggesting a peaceful final solution (creating a breed of dog that yields only male puppies)? Or is it simply a web refreshment thing until the comment is approved?

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    • Please find a laboratory willing to conduct this experiment that you suggest and fund them as per your capacity, Mr.Anonymous Platypus. We do not approve of such imaginary solutions being a molecular biologist myself, they don’t happen overnight anyways.

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  151. I feed stray dogs, i had adopted one 4years back and i live in a small house so i can’t provide the other dogs shelter, but i feed them regularly and i got them sterilised too. They never have tried to bite anyone, be it adults or kids but have recently started chasing a set of kids, and i later found out that the kids throw stones at them and make noises. Their parents have threatened me, i am worried for my dogs, what if something happens to them, please tell me what to do, please, the parents are illiterate and don’t understand that it’s their kids fault. I’m really worried, please help. I am studying to become a doctor, my sole purpose in life is to help animals, and i would be really grateful if you give me some advice, i am from jamshedpu and am still too young to open an animal shelter but i am doing whatever i can, my dogs sleep on jute boras and get bread rice roti to eat and are really fat :) but I’m worried about the threatening issue, please help me

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    • Dear Nitisha,

      I am so sorry because I know of no animal activist in Jamshedpur. Could you please join the SPCA Noida Facebook group and check with Ms.Anjali Sharma in there on whom to connect over there…else just report this matter to the Police and fight your case for animal rights on your own. After all the laws are on your side and those of the street dogs you have sterilized, vaccinated and whom you care for.

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    • Even i face the same issue…….So don’t directly tell them about the legal things because they won’t understand and they may get more angry….But inform them that your kid is hurting the dogs and thats the reason dogs are afraid and try to protect them self they will only bark they won’t bite…..and also inform them about the legal thing in polite way and whenever you see someone hurting the baby take a pics or video and call 100 for help police have to take action. remember call 100 not the police department number

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  152. Dear Jagruti,
    I am a member of a NGO. One of my friend found an injured dog actully two dogs ,one of them had his leg bone broken. My friend took him to veterinary and got him plastered.According to doctor he needed 21 days caring in order to get full recovery.But the veterinary hospital and even NGOs that works for dog shelters refused to do so. Aren’t there any laws for such dog’s treaent or something. I don’t kno what to do, who do I ask, or who do I complain against veterinary hospital for refusing to shelter them. Actully the condition of stray dogs in my city is worst . Well I’m from jabalpur m.p. ,in case u need to know.

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    • Sir, we suggest you get the dog’s legs plastered and foster the dog for three weeks till he/she recovers and then release him/her back in the same area where you rescued him or her from…one can complain to the State Veterinary Council or Veterinary Council of India if a Veterinary Doctor refuses treatment or administers wrong treatment but we can’t force someone to shelter an injured animal if they have no such facilities.

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  153. Hi! I needed some legal counsel from you guys
    I have been feeding some motherless stray dogs in our park
    I even made a.shelter for them and provided them with warm blankets
    Today a 15 year old kid from my adjacent society took one the pups
    I know legally I couldn’t stop him because of no criminal intent
    But I do not trust that strange kid nor do I think hell take better care of the pups than I do
    I needed some legal counsel on how to proceed if I deem him unfit for the pup’s care
    Is there any law against illegal possession of stray dogs
    Ps: I live in noida

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    • You can term this act of the kid as “dislocating a pup/dog from their territory” and taking it away from his mother, both of which are not allowed and illegal as per the Animal Birth Control Rules (2001) enacted under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act; under which street dogs can only be sterilised and vaccinated and have to be returned to the area where they were picked up from post sterilisation surgery for which a pup over 6 months old is required.

      Do connect with SPCA Noida on Facebook to get street dogs you look after in your area sterilized.

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      • Hi jaagruti,
        we are having two female dogs at home.we also have one stray female dog with 3 puppies.she’s very sweet and loving n her puppies too.we look after them,feed them and we got them vaccinated against rabies n other diseases.now puppies are 6 months old and go out with their mother.now the problem is that people from colony object there living here in colony ,as they are street dogs they discharge their waste here n there in the colony for this people want to hurt n kill them.today only this happened.they also abuse us.I need your help can be done in this case.I want my puppies n mother to be safe.I reside in Kota Rajasthan.

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      • Please get all female dogs (adult) sterilized through a good pvt.surgeon so that they don’t give birth to pups again. Please also get the pups vaccinated. Pay some extra money to local sweeper to clean up after the dogs and ask those people who are harassing you to mend their words as you are doing the above tasks and being a responsible caretaker and also that if they continue to intimidate you or harass the animals you will lodge a complaint against them. You are not doing anything unlawful so be strong. You have read the above page, right?

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  154. Hello ! I have got a small pup in our lane can you please suggest me how i can take care of him.I am very worried for him as he is only a week old (i suppose)

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    • Please take him to a vet and get him checked up. You would need to buy puppy cerelac to feed him…little quantities about 6 times a day…mini meals

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      • i feed him with milk, is it ok ? and he does’nt even have a black lining in his eyes and his nose is also not black

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  155. Hello,
    I only returned to India for 5 months break and in that time, I started taking care of new born puppies. I got them vaccinated and sterilised. The neighbours are complaining about puppies barking at nights and their hostile attitude when it gets dark at night.

    I have tried explaining to all the people that its only because they are puppies and the problem will soon fade away as they grow up. I am leaving now in few days time and I need to know if the puppies will be silent in the coming months as one neighbour has already threatened to call the authorities for the removal of puppies because of incessant barking.

    Any help would be very much appreciated.

    Thanks

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    • I forgot to mention that all those are stray puppies and my mother has said she would feed them while I’m gone. Money is not a problem and we already feed all the stray dogs in our private colony (about 8-9 of them)

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    • Which city are you writing from? Please get all pups and adult dogs in your area sterilized and vaccinated before you leave. This way the municipality won’t pick them up and the population of the dogs would not increase either

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      • Thanks, I am certainly looking into sterilising all adult dogs as well. 2 adult females are very aggressive and subtle ways of catching them have failed ;for instance I mixed tablets into their food hoping they would be drowsy, but it didn’t work. Any harmless solution to catch them for the surgery? Thanks.

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  156. hi,i m shiva saxena from agra(UP).i live in a colony alotted by goverment to goverment employees.here we are living since 8-9 yrs and all these yrs we are feeding anmals(cows,dogs) as they cme in our colny reglrly,dogs didnt even bite,all thse yrs till 2014 no one had problem with that but now some new people have come in our colony .and they dont like animals in the colony,so they started beating animals (dogs) brutally with stones and rods ,sticks bt when my family tried to stop them they said us to stay out of this and they did the complaint in my mother office saying ” this family have wild animals and for colony these animals are bad”.
    bt we are still feeding these dogs out of our colony and still these people are opposing us.
    they are not even getting watchmen for colony or they alwayz leave the colony gate open when they go out or when they come inside.as a result dogs are still coming inside the colony ‘sometimes with dead rat and they are continously blaming us for the dogs coming inside the colony

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  157. but we are still feeding them outside of colony so they dont have to come inside bt due to no watchmen and irresponsibility of colony people dogs are coming inside,we dont have any prblm rltd to dogs bt the thing is that they are doing complaints of us in mothrs office saying that authority make us leave the colony. Bt we arre nt wrong because we are stiill feeding outside .so,where is our fault…,,.,i dont like the way they treat dogs and the way they are doing bad complaints,i m vry angry abt these complaints and i dont know what to do.
    please help if u can

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  158. can we file a complaint /FIR in police station against the people ,who are behaving violently and aggresively against the non vaccinated stray dogs/animals.even when the dogs are not harming them.please answer me….please

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    • These hybrid dogs or breed dogs does not like our country (Indian) dogs, they are trained to bite,fight and kill our dogs. This is happening with other animals also like Lion, tiger, fish, etc., The hybrid ones are killing the God’s created ones directly or indirectly (trees, plants, cows, sheep, goat, hens, etc.,). This is what can be called as End Days, but not ended by God or Nature but by Selfish Human beings( politicians, doctors, bio-scientists, foreign country people who give money for education, toilets, companies, etc.,). Everything is done to control our India and Indians. They are creating non-reproducible, chemical filled ones.
      THERE IS A GREATE WAR GOING ON HERE IN BANGALORE BETWEEN BREED DOGS(Man’s creation) THAT ARE LEFT ON STREETS AND OUR COUNTRY(GOD’S CREATION) DOGS. Please, let me know where to complaint.

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  159. We have two incidents in our area, one lady who was 12 years was bitten by her own dog and she has not taken any injection, they she slowly turned herself into a complete dog and started eating food like a dog, and she was treated in government hospital, and even the body also not handed over to her relatives,Number 2, there was a small boy in madurai (tamilnadu) was bitten by 32 stray dogs in one street, which the news hit several media and news papers,

    what will be your answers to those people

    and every alternate day in Tamil Nadu a person was victim of those stray dog bite

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    • Our suggestion would be that Municipal Corporations and District Administrations of each area should be conducting Animal Birth Control (for dogs) camps and vaccination drives as per the mandate and responsibilities they have been assigned under the Animal Birth Control Rules (Dogs) 2001. If they had been doing that unfortunate incidents like you mention would not even arise.

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  160. hiii, i want to make a street dog my friend. how can i do so. i love them. but afraid of them too. i saw some children teasing them. and the dogs bit them, from that day i am rely afraid of them. but still i have a nice nice dog friend named ronie. whenever i come, he starts waving his tail. i know it is a sign of playful mood or happiness but by seeing his excitement. i am getting scared this time. can you please tell me dog behaioviou. and a way to make them friend?? please

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  161. We had a jet black street dog residing in our colony from the past 2years.He was too brilliant,loyal and very friendly with localites. But from couple of months he used to get severe injuries over his body.In starting of march month i found that one of its legs were broken and he suffered from serious injury and and suddenly he is paralysed though i tried taking him to the veterinary doctor and got him injected but nothing improvement is seen.It was i heard from few of the residents that there was a localite behind this….
    Can u plz tell me is it any organisation who can treat him or any other best suitable treatment for him….

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  162. Hi. Jagruti…..i read all the comment and facts that you have shared with us…i m from nagpur and I lived in a society…There were also street dogs….they are very friendly and loved by all the society members…..5 days ago I found a pup of a dog that belongs to our society….he was not in good condition his leg was injured…i bring him to my home and take care of him..Now he is ok…and lives in our society….Jagruti I just want to know what should I give him to eat…I usually give him biscuits and chapaties….I dont know what should I give him to eat….plzzz suggest me a regular diet for street dogs

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    • Don’t feed him sweets, biscuits in moderation and not too much salt, oil in his diet. No grapes or chocolates at all. When giving milk, please give half milk half water dilution. Rest all ok…Indian dogs eat anything well without fuss. They are sturdy breeds.

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  163. I want to know that what actions i can take against those people who beat the street dogs. In my society there is a dog of age 1yr we take care of him but the society members don’t like it and beat him very rudely because the dog sometimes Steele their things like clothes, etc.
    So please inform me what actions i can take against them.
    I hope you will reply me
    Thank you

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    • Which city are you writing from? Please warn these people of the repercussions of their actions as harming animals is a punishable offence under Section 11 of Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act and under Section 429 of Indian penal Code. Do get this dog sterilized as well…he is simply playful for his age and that is why he is snapping on things, get him some toys from your end if possible.

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  164. I had 4 street dogs but suddenly today two people came and took them off very far now what can i do i loved them too much i live in ahmedabad at bopal in gujarat plz help me i need them

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    • Please see if Mahendra bhai 9427000501 who is an Animal Activist in Ahmedabad can help you out.

      His number is all we have.

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  165. Hi i live in ahmedabad,gujarat and there were 4 dogs in my street but recently two people came and caught them and they didnt came back and i loved my dogs plz help i beg you

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    • Please see if Mahendra bhai 9427000501 who is an Animal Activist in Ahmedabad can help you out.

      His number is all we have.

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  166. Dear Sir, I am living in Vikas Puri. A stray dog is being troubled by the local residents. Any org which can take away this dog so that he can be saved from the irrant passerbyes. V K Yadav

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    • Get him sterilized rather through http://www.worldlywags.org in Janak Puri and then they will connect you to animal welfare activists in your area to ensure the street dog is not harmed in anyway by these goons. Packing him off to a shelter is no solution.

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  167. Act Now!

    Justice For Stray Dog

    Pounded Repeatedly,

    Left To DIE By Officials

    At an Indian University!

    + SIGN & SHARE THESE PETITIONS PLEASE +

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  168. Hello Jaagruti Delhi
    There are 3 pups and a mom in a park near our office. The pups are aound 5 months old and two out of them are ill -running high fever. I have taken them to hospital and getting drips administered and hope they will be ok soon. But can the pups and the Mom be vaccinated free of cost. Is there a mobile van which can come and either take them for vaccination or do it there itself? What are the after effects of vaccination – will the pups need looking after – if so, will you do that too? please help

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    • Please drop in a mail to firstaid@jaagruti.org with your address and we can help you with Anti Rabies Vaccinations and 6 in one vaccination at cost to cost rates post 12th May on site. Vaccination has no side effects. But since the babies are already 5 months old, we suggest that you get them and the mother dog sterilized as else she will have pups again.

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      • The Mom dog is very old and very skinny. Is sterilisation possible on old dogs?

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      • The Mom dog IS old but she gave pups 5 months back – yes she might mate again. I just want to ensure that spaying her wont harm her health and is not life threatening.

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      • Spaying is generally a safe low risk surgery…if you think she can mate again please do take the risk of getting her spayed.

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  169. I am a localitie of Kota,Rajasthan. I understand that every living creature deserves compassion and has certain rights. But what about the rights of human beings! My father, while coming home late from his workplace after completing his night shift, has been bitten twice by stray dogs of the main road that leads to our locality. I have several times nearly met accidents due to stray dogs running behind my vehicle! How can you then expect us to show love and care to such dogs! We are ultimately at danger due to them. Please find me a solution.

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    • Dear Sheetika. Picking on what you have written only, have you ever showed living creatures like street dogs the compassion that you understand they rightfully deserve? Perhaps not, you fear them and dogs are intuitive animals, they are reacting to your fear and aggression by acting in self defence. We are emailing you a leaflet ‘s scan, please try to read through it. Thanks.

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  171. Hello

    I am living in Chandigarh. Recently from 1st April, 2015 onwards there is Animal Birth Control(ABC) Program being
    carried out by the Municipal Corporation, Chandigarh in collaboration with SPCA, Udgir, Maharashtra. Under this programme MC people picked up the dogs of my area on 28th April, 2015 including my 3 dogs (stray) after 3-4 dogs when they released the dogs one of my dog was missing. I went there so many times and asked about my dog but no satisfactory reply was replied. I am afraid either something wrong has happened to my dog or they misplaced him somewhere.

    Secondly one of the leading city newspaper is daily publishing that till date this much of dog bite cases has been reported. In this manner they are also doing atrocity.on dogs. As a result of which people have become more cruel whenever they see any dogs barking they start beating them. Please advise what to do. How can we help them ? How can stop newspaper people to stop this nonsense.

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    • We suggest you file a complaint against the Municipality with the Commissioner or an RTI on your missing dog in the Municipality Office. To stop the Press Propoganda against street dogs, please meet Ms.Payal Sodhi of People for Animals Chandigarh to discuss possible interventions.

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      • Hi , can you please provide the details of Ms Payal Sodhi as even I have seen people injecting dogs for their birth control in Chandigarh. It is good if dogs are injected only for not biting but this treatment is very harsh and inhumane.

        Why are people acting as animals!!!

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  172. Hi People,

    Just wanna know what do these municipality people in Mumbai do with stray dogs? There was this stray dog at my workplace, I used to feed her and other dogs everyday and now someone from my workplace called the municipality and asked to take the dogs away. This happened when I wasn’t there that day. The others dogs escaped but they took away this brown dog. I am really worried. It’s been 5 days now. They did not bring her back. Please help.

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    • Please check your email inbox. Have replied on it as to what you need to do. Municipality can ONLY pick up dogs to sterilise and vaccinate them and then have to release them back to the same area where they were picked up from as per the laws of the land

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  174. i am subashini.T i am from chennai,actually my street has many stray dogs.i am a lover of pets.i want to adopt that kind of dogs but i am from middle class. so, i can save one or two days but what are the ways to protect all.please give any suggestion for this

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    • Mam, best thing you can do for dogs on the street is to get as many sterilized and vaccinated under the Animal Birth Control programme with assistance from Blue Cross of India at Chennai. We are Delhi based and think sterilisation and vaccination is the best one can do for street dogs.

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  176. We have two stray dogs which i feel are mentally ill are biting local residents,courier boys,guests,small kids and are very aggresive in nature.What is the solution for our Housing Society members?

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    • First solution is to have them both sterilized and vaccinated under the Animal Birth Control programme for Dogs being run by Municipality. Which area are you writing from? sterilisation calms them down. People should also start feeding them. And an anti anxiety medicine called ANXOCARE for Dogs by Himalaya’s Veterinary Division can be given to them in feed. You can not kill harm or dislocate them, that is illegal, inhumane and counterproductive

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  177. So I being very emotionally attached to dogs, i feel that these dogs also need a home, a safe home to live, if not a home then atleast healthy food to eat. but i we notice,then we will see that most of the street dogs are malnourished, their ribs visible and their babies crying for food. So basically what should i do to make people especially my school children realise the importance of protecting them? I need some ideas to spread this word via my School so that no dog sleeps hungry every night. please help.

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  178. I have a Labrador. We brought him home 4 years ago. He’s a fun loving dog and I’ve always considered him as family. But my parents have never allowed him to roam freely and he’s chained all the time. I come home from school at 4:00 pm and only get a little time to spend with him. We go for walks. But that ain’t enough. He has the right to walk freely. Do whatever he wants to. But my parents don’t allow. So I want your help. Please call my parents and advice them to unchain the dog. Threaten them if necessary. Tell them that you’ll file complaints if they don’t unchain the dog. I love him and don’t wanna give him away.

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  179. hello,
    my name is ruchi jain.and i belong to saharanpur (u.p)..In our colony we are having dogs and bitches but our neighbours doesn’t like them and always beat them…all those dogs are friendly with us so our neighbours always treat us badly.now some of them bitches are going to give birth to puppies and those neighbours are saying that they will not permit the dogs to give birth in our colony.i am scared that those people might killed them…what will we do to protect them.

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    • Find a good veterinary surgeon somehow and get the bitches sterilized please on urgency, better than they having pups and then being harmed

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  180. I just saw the MCD van arriving today in my locality. They had picked up a a dog, even though i feed the dogs in my area i didnt recognise this one. Anyway the point is i hope they sterilize the pooch and leave him later in the locality from where he was picked up? Please tell me there isnt a whole “putting to sleep” procedure behind these catches?

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    • Which part of the city are you writing from? Please share so that we can tell you how to ensure the dog comes back rightfully back to this area after he/she is sterilized.

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  181. Hello mam’m .
    People here in panchsheel vihar malviya nagar treating dogs very badly they are beaten also,as well i used to serve food to dogs here by this they are having problem that why are you serving food to these dogs … Plzz take a action here in this colony as well..
    Thank you

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  182. Hii…

    Do local govt bodies/municipal corp. of particular state compulsurily have to contribute some% of amount for ABC in their state?

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    • Yes. Conducting/Implementing the ABC programme is a mandate given to the local Municipal Corporations as per the Animal Birth Control Rules ( Dogs ) 2001

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  183. Dear Jagruuti,
    We have 2 street dogs here in our society. Mother and son both we are keeping along with us as the society peoples beat them brutally. The puppy has some problems and had 3 legs only.
    Society people threatened that if they see them outside they will kill them.
    Now we want to keep them in some safe place where they can live at least.
    Kindly suggest me some dog house or boarding, if some cost includes in the process also i will do.
    Please help the dogs

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    • Where are you writing from? why are you so scared? Fight it out. Have you not read about your and the street dogs rights and laws on this page above?

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      • Yes do fight for the rights of those speech less creatures ……………. get support from those who are in favour of dogs, your relatives,make posters and if necessary do not hesitate to seek the help of police…… ALL THE BEST

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      • Dear Team,
        I am based in Anand Gujarat now but my native is in Kolkata. I with my family is not at all scared and fighting the situation to its best. I have read the laws in your page, but due to different region there remains a language problem. Most of the peoples have stopped speaking to us because we have given them shelter but we are not bothered on that. The basic issue is when we have to travel for different places. That time we need some boarding or shelter for them. If you have any detail on this please let me know.
        And what if some body beat them, how to take legal action against them??
        My number – 9099913361

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  185. I m living in ahmedabad chandkheda area.our society building members have made rules that if any person from this building will feed stray dogs that person have to give 500rs to society as fine they call it this violation and today around 12 some outsider person of this building has bitten one of stray dog very badly that dog’s screams were terrifying and he continuesly bit him.dogs are not allowed in society i agree bcoz i m on rent here i cant raise my voice but dogs has been bitten so bad i cant see that plz suggest where i can place complaint for this i want to do something for stray dogs .they r so sweet and never bark or bite anyone ever then why this cruality plz help i m so upset.

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  186. I do agree Gujarat is the most worst place for this happening. Here dogs are bitten brutally and you can not present there all the time to fight and save them. A change mentality should come.
    We have searched many a places and NGO for support their is none in Gujrat.
    Specially my wife has searched for it. All are treatment center. Moreover showing thumb to law Municipality take the stray dogs from their origin and through away to other places.
    Law is only in books.

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  187. I’m studying in a government medical college in pune and I feed the stray dogs in the college and hospital campus. The digs are adorable and never harm anyone. Today when on my way back from the college, I stopped to feed 3 of the dogs, I saw an employee sitting there and I asked him if he fed any of the dogs, he said he didn’t and that dog catchers came few days ago and caught few of the dogs and will catch and take other dogs in a few days because it’s a government institute and stray dogs are not allowed.
    Please tell me there’s something that can be done. I can’t find 4 of my dogs and I think the dog catcher caught them.

    Please help me.

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  190. Hi, in my area there are 6 street dogs. My neighbours feed the dogs but we are upset to see that these dogs on most of the days do shit outside our corridor. Also they bark whenever they see outsiders and bikes. In the night they bark so oftenly that we cant sleep. I am upset with the kind of law that the dogs cannot be relocated. What is there for the citizens who are upset with the street dogs? Do people like us have to suffer like this? I dont say that I hate dogs but I dont love them as others do. I dont like them barking so oftenly without reason.

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    • You have written they bark at “outsiders”, what’s wrong in them doing so, they are safeguarding your street. Anyone or any species whom you don’t like cannot be removed from the street because these dogs too have the right to be there. You can work out an amicable solution with your dog feeding neighbour on hiring a sweeper to clean the street corridor up and seeking their help in calming down the dogs at night. People who feed them, they know there are ways to talk to and scare the dogs a bit so they stop barking on winter nights. Also get the neighbours to sterilize and vaccinate these street dogs

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  191. Hi,,I am Parth Karkhanis from Mumbai.There are 3 stray dogs(1 male and 2 female)in our society of which one of them has been vaccinated but none of them haven’t been sterilized yet.Recently,a member of our society lodged a complaint to the building committee regarding the increasing no of dogs in our society(Only because his whole family has fear of dogs).None of the dogs haven’t bit anyone in our society.I am afraid that he would ask the concerning municipal authority to take away the dogs from our society which is illegal and I know the concerned municipal bodies keep the dogs in bad condition when taken away for vaccination or sterilization.And to make the situation worse one of the dog is pregnant.So what course of action should I take?Should I vaccinate and sterilize the dogs before he calls the municipal authority?Would the municipal authority have right to to take away dogs if they are already vaccinated and sterilized?

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    • Yes Parth, please get them all sterilized, even the Pregnant one. Municipal Corporation does not and cannot pick sterilized dogs (identified by the tip of their right ear being cut / notched )

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  192. Hi I am Parth Karkhanis from Mumbai.There are 3 stray dogs(1 male pup and 2 females) in our society.Recently, a member of our society lodged a complaint to the committee against the increasing no of dogs in our society.(Only because his whole family has fear of dogs)Only one of the dogs has been vaccinated so far.
    I am afraid that the committee would call the municipal authority to take away the dogs which is illegal according to this blog or to get them vaccinated and sterilized.And to make the situation worse one of the dogs is pregnant.I am afraid that the municipal authorities don’t keep the dogs in good conditions during the vaccination or sterilization period.So if I vaccinate and sterilize the dogs myself would the municipal authority have the right to take away the dogs.What course of action should I take?

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  193. Hi! This is Praveen Mohta, Senior Correspondent, Navbharat Times, Kanpur. I want to know whether blood of a stray dog can be taken after giving him anesthesia and be sent back when it regain consciousness.

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  194. The people who care about stray dogs and feed the stray dogs shall take away all the stray dogs in their room and share the room with them & feed them there. The disgusting stray dogs covers all the roads with their feces in every kolkata alleys after dog lovers & garbage throwers in roads make provisions for stray dogs to feed. The ‘kind-hearted’ dog lovers will not clean the roads of dog feces after feeding the dogs. Walking in Kolkata roads specially morning walking feels like walking through hell covered with dog feces & litters. I wonder if humans live in India or subhuman filth! The Municipal Corporation/ Govt. shall make dog kennels & keep the stray dogs there instead of passing disgusting laws & shall make provisions of several closed-door litter bins of small openings in every Kolkata locality like Park st.

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    • Please read this https://jaagruti.org/2015/12/02/street-dog-matters-related-interim-order-passed-by-honourable-supreme-court-of-india-on-18th-november-2015/ and challenge the Supreme Court Order on this subject or else just maintain a dignified silence and learn to coexist with all species. Majority of the filth we see on roads anywhere is created by people like you and us, not animals, Street Dogs infact scavenge through the food leftovers which will otherwise rot in landfills and release toxic methane in the process.

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      • Garbage throwing & making road dirty shall be banned with a hefty fine. By the way I don’t litter the roads like others in which I walk.

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      • Our roads still continue to stink because of open defacation and urination by men mainly and all the littering by humans. We don’t see any being fined. Why do people make such an big issue out of dog defacation when they themselves have resulted in our overflowing landfills and stench and garbage filled roadsides, for which no dog is responsible!

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    • Respected sir/madam
      Regards. Well, i have read your comment and this is in response.I do not understand why people blame stray dogs for spoiling places…. this is not the first time , i have many a times heard nonsense like this and replied frankly to all.So, dogs cant speak so they are to blame …huh ??? you mentioned The ‘kind-hearted’ dog lovers will not clean the roads of dog feces after feeding the dogs. infact you should be proud that that you live in india were people feed stray animals.Just think over it that why people adore cute pets and hate stray dogs… just ‘coz they are ugly ???And dog lovers are not kind hearted they are humane they follow the religion of humanity.I mean how easily can u blame these speechless creatures. Well tell me is not our P.M promoting swach bharat abhiyan but who is following it merely 20-30%? Humans have brains but they are the most unhygenic why ??? ‘coz no one is there to point them.These stray animals are not even literate.You feel like hell on kolkata roads…… that means that YOU never throw any garbage and do every thing to keep kolkata clean and that is why you feel disgusting? do you? I am a schoolgirl and know that it is easy to blame.And now one more question don’t our pets litter the roads ………Don’t they????
      Try to understand that it is easy to blame but it is bullshit……..
      sometimes i feel that people should make stray dogs their idols because even if u feed a stray dog once it will be loyal to you for whole of his remaining life.
      Simple point is that people should stop blaming and start loving , feeding and even adopting stray dogs.Those people are CRIMINALS who BUY pups who are imported from PUPPY MILLS……..
      Start loving & caring they too are man’s best friend

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      • The people who keep pets & who feed stray dogs are of same category. Feeding a hungry poor person who is unable to eat full mills two times in a day is more meaningful duty to society than feeding stray dogs. At least they will not defecate in front of the entrance of anyone’s house or in the road.

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      • It is the choice of an individual – one can feed hungry humans and the constitution permits us to feed and be compassionate even towards Animals.

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  195. There are 5 stray dogs in our society.Actually they aren’t stray as they have stayed in our society for years.But some people in our society want them moved from here.They also tried to dislocate two of them but luckily we got to know about that in time and we brought them back.We raised a voice against them and tried every possible thing to stop these acts. We also warned them by sending a copy of your article. But nothing changed. Also three dogs out of them are sterilized and vaccinated and the remaining are 6 months old and we are soon getting them vaccinated and sterilized. Also they are threatening us by saying that they will move these dogs at night without leaving a sign behind.They also tried to poison one dog many years back.We are helpless. Please show us a way in which we can stop this.

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    • Which part of the country/which city/which area are you writing from? Approach the Police in writing quoting the law and naming the people who are threatening to do this illegal act

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  196. Hello. We have a abandoned pet in our street we want to adopt. Could you tell me where we can get it neutered? Its a pomeranian bitch, 5-6 years old.

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    • Mansa, please contact Dr.Vijay 9810054693 who has his clinic near Ramesh nagar metro station. He can help you out with subsidised surgery costs if you are adopting an abandoned dog and we at JAAGRUTI can help you with vaccinations for her. Connect over the email firstaid@jaagruti.org. God bless you for your compassion towards that abandoned pet :)

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  197. Hi.. I am resident of Shaligram Society, Chankaypuri, Ghaltodia, Ahmedabad. We have a very loyal street female dog and since her birth my nephew is emotionally attached with her and nurture her as his sister.

    In the first week of January she had given birth to 4 cute puppies on road side.Then to avoid from other dog attack we had transferred them to society common plot.

    During last 15 days she lost her two puppies in road accident. Then that female dog had taken remaining two puppies to our compound for safety purpose.

    As our son was emotionally attached with her, we have started to nurture them in our compound. But during last 3-4 days, our neighbors started to teasing us to put them out. As my nephew is in 10th standard and exam is in next week to avoid quarrel, we had let them go outside our compound, But during last 3-4 days due to their litter, all the neighbors were united and started to hit them by wooden sticks. Even last night one of them had hurt one puppy by riding scooter over it. Due to shock they have stopped to intake milk offered by us .

    In the today morning when i went to feed them with milk, one of them found died and other was about to die….I know i should stop neighbors but due to my old parents health and nephew exam, i could not opposed them…this guilt will remain for lifetime. …Please let me know what should be done to avoid this in future…please guide us to help little innocent street animals.

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  198. So, you NEED to help me. A dog, one day, strayed into my colony. He went mad. Started chasing people, biting them, and all the stuff that usually would warrant his death had the law not been in his side, since in India, we value animal life over human life. Anyway, he was sterilized and vaccinated, and released back into our colony. Unfortunately, that did not fix him. He’s still crazy. Children are at risk here. The society has banded together and agreed to kill him, one way or another. I am a dog lover, and I don’t want that to happen. But if the children’s life continue to be at stake here, I see no other option than to agree with them. A dog should never be mistreated, let alone killed, but is rather see a dead dog then a dead child. So, I’m asking for help. There has to be something I can do that makes him leave, or have him removed. Because the only other option is him dying. Please help.

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      • Please be precise and share exact address so that we can guide you to an animal welfare activist closer to the region. Also share if there are people who feed them and he is friendly with. If so, get them to connect with us and start him on Himalaya’s Anxocare Veterinary tablets regularly.

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  199. there was a street dog in our colony.I was attached to him we use to give him water,food and shelter below our family car. he was very loyal.
    2 days back i got to go different city and found to know he died , i filled with sorrow when i came to know , when i came i watched his body.There was only a wound on his body but not near his mouth , hand , legs etc.He was also swelled a lot .
    i don’t know how he died if someone has poisoned or died with an road accident . i’m feeling the pain for him
    well the body has been taken away. Because i was not with him that day .Most of colony families hated him

    wish i can do something for him
    R.I.P him
    i just wanted to know him ” i loved him a lot” no matter what
    wish the god grace for him

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      • thanks for your comment and letting me post mine too, i cried last day but i’m feeling better . I will definitely do something for betterment of stray animals in his remembrance .Hope and pray for his soul.this post/comment will remind me how much i love him.

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  200. Hi
    I take care of 3 stray dogs, about 3.5 months old. Recently , my neighbors are complaining that they chase and bark at people at night ( they do so just to protect themselves or if they are bored lr want to play). They never bite. They say that municipality will come and take them away tomorrow. I just can’t see them being killed for stupid reasons. Please, I need help urgently. Can you suggest an NGO for their rabies vaccination and I suppose sterilization is not possible at this stage (they are 4 months old). I live in Jyoti Park, Gurgaon. I need help urgently.. Thank you.. !!

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    • Nilesh, we had replied to your mail with answers to each of your questions. Dogs less than 6 months old cannot be picked up by the Municipal Corporation or an Organisation even for the purpose of Sterilisation. Please read our mail again. Thanks

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  201. Someone broke one leg of a street dog in our locality two months back.The leg swell and like started breaking of into pieces. Now the swelling has almost reached the body. I tried to befriend the dog and after that treat him but he does not come close to me. I am feeding him regularly but he is suffering and will possibly die.I feel very sad for him and so I am planning to euthanize him. Is there and other way to euthanize the dog by feeding him.

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    • Nelson. You cannot do so. Where are you writing from? Work with a local organisation to have him rescued and picked up for treatment. Only a trained vet in our country can euthanize a dog after having satisfied himself that he has no scope for recovery.

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  202. Hi
    I take care of 3 stray dogs. my neighbors are complaining that they chase and bark at people at night ( they do so just to protect themselves or if they are bored or want to play). They never bite. They say that municipality will come and take them for killing… I don’t want to allow them for taking my dogs.. Is there any law to stop them?

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