Solution To Stray Dog Menace In Bangalore & Suggestion For Effective Implementation

Solution To Stray Dog Menace In Bangalore & Suggestion For Effective Implementation

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STRAY DOG MENACE IN BANGALORE - An Effective Solution Along With Guidelines To Implement For BBMP.

What is the problem?

Stray dogs menace have been single largest problem facing every resident in the area & have been total out of control. There has been cases of dog bites being reported almost every other day & has become a plight for everybody in the area.

Why is it a problem?

Parents cant let kids play on the streets in one peace, as dogs are every where. Inspite of living with in corporation limits, people are not able to fully utilise them for early morning jogging or walking just due to stray dogs menace. Everyday we hear people screaming when dogs chase them while they come to fetch milk early in the morning. For those residents who come home late night after work, they have to pass through horror everyday as they are being chased by group of dogs. Senior citizens are not able to go outdoor peacefully either. Lastly even people with pet dogs cant peacefully take their dogs out for a walk, due to stray dogs all over the roads. Over all it is an apathy for all parents & family members to go through the experience of their loved ones being chased & bit by these dogs.

Where is the problem?

There is one section of people who hate dogs as they would have had a scary chasing experience with either themselves or their kids. On the other side - there are handful section of people in every street who loves dogs & they feed them. Dogs being a loyal creature it shows it’s loyalty towards houses it feeds & they stay around those houses & streets.

What has been done till now?

Every time an issue raised through ‘BBMP Fix My Street’ Or ‘BBMP Sahaya’ - Animal & Husbandry department says we are doing our job of sterilising the dogs periodically. But this is definitely not effective & not being done strategically. Dogs go running when they come to the area & they are going back doing nothing.

 Proposed Solution:

Solution 1: BBMP to enforce provisions to override CUPA restrictions & move dogs out of the area limits.

Implementation: BBMP can check data collected by ‘Animal Husbandry’ to know how many dogs are in each area & have a tolerance level for dogs based on sq.km of the residential area. (excluding commercial space). When it breaches a certain tolerance level, BBMP should enforce restrictions to enable Animal Husbandry to override CUPA provisions & move the dogs out of the area limits.

Solution 2: BBMP to put caution boards & ban public feeding stray dogs in public places.

Implementation: Dogs being a loyal creature it shows it’s loyalty towards houses it feeds & they stay around those houses & streets. And BBMP is the only competent authority who can put these caution boards & get a ban on public feeding stray dogs. Residents or welfare associations alone cannot drive this behavioural aspects in the area - as dog feeders will not oblige unless & until a competent authority bans them from doing an act of feeding.

Solution 3: Allow Dog Lovers to adopt stray dogs.

Implementation: All dog lovers must be given chance to adopt street dogs & show their undivided love & care - restricted to within their house premises. A notification can be circulated in the area with the help of ‘Resident Welfare Associations’ or by BBMP themselves announcing increase in stray dogs beyond limits prescribed for the area. During such time, dog lovers can adopt dogs by signing an under taking as mentioned in schedule 1. If do not comply with agreement mentioned in the schedule they should be made liable to pay hefty fines with warnings. After 3 warnings dog lover/care taker should oblige with BBMP move away those dogs to dog reserve shelter areas as decided by BBMP.

 

Schedule 1: Rules governing Dog Undertaking to be followed by Dog lovers/Dog Care takers.

 

  1. If anybody in the area wishes to caretake a stray dog - they must sign an undertaking with BBMP authorities - that they or their family will care take that dog personally, by implementing these measures.
  2. Dog lover/family - To tie the dog, keep it restricted to their compound vicinity.
  3. Instances when Dog lover/Family - choose to let them out in open - they will need to make sure it’s tagged with chain, its vaccinated, undergone dog training & dog lover assumes complete responsibility for its nuisances on the road as mentioned in Schedule 1  & be responsible to get people treated either in kind as agreed upon or by cash for treatment.
  4. Dog nuances include - Biting, scratching, damage to personal property of individuals, bear damages of psychological trauma under influence of dog chasing those individuals.
  5. BBMP to maintain Dog Lover registry, which people need to register their membership & re-new it periodically by agreeing to rules that may change from time to time.

This is one of the single largest problem almost in entire of Bangalore. I would urge citizens of Bangalore to take a moment, look around your streets, just re-count your horrible experiences - either you or your loved ones have had with stray dogs. Even if you are dog lover, find a way to shower your love by making your streets safer for you, your family & your dogs as well. Sign this petition for yourself & share it with your loved ones living in Bangalore to make Bangalore better for good.

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