Petition Closed
Petitioning Comissioner of Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation Sri. M.T.Krishna Babu, I.A.S and 9 others
This petition will be delivered to:
Comissioner of Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation
Sri. M.T.Krishna Babu, I.A.S
Chief Minister, Govt of Andhra Pradesh
Sri Y. Rajasekhar Reddy
Comissioner of Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation
Sri. M.T.Krishna Babu, I.A.S
Mayor of Hyderabad
Mrs. Banda Karthika Chandra Reddy
Chairman of Animal Welfare Board of India Ministry of Environment and Forests
Maj. Gen. (Retd.) Dr. R.M. Kharb AVSM
Chief Minister, Govt of Andhra Pradesh
Sri Y. Rajasekhar Reddy
Chairman of Animal Welfare Board of India Ministry of Environment and Forests
Maj. Gen. (Retd.) Dr. R.M. Kharb AVSM
Animal Welfare Board of India Ministry of Environment and Forests
Maj. Gen. (Retd.) Dr. R.M. Kharb AVSM
Founder, Blue Cross of Hyderabad, Blue Cross of Hyderabad
Amala Akkineni
Founder, Blue Cross of Hyderabad, Blue Cross of Hyderabad
Amala Akkineni

FEW LEAVE DUNGEON-LIKE POUNDS ALIVE. Dog Prisons Of Hyderabad, India

FEW DOGS LEAVE THE DUNGEON-LIKE HYDERABAD POUNDS ALIVE. At five facilities under local governance, dead dogs rot among the living in filthy enclosures. Dogs are packed 10 to 15 per small cage. Ravenous dogs feed on corpses left in cages. Animals are infected with deadly viruses, as evidenced by bloody stools and urine. Negligent neuter surgeries leave dogs with intestines and blood oozing out…Staff capture pedigreed dogs for resale to breeders. Even pigs and primates wind up at some facilities. They pigs are marketed to pork retailers, while monkeys are sold to laboratories for experimentation. Like the dogs, they suffer intensive confinement, starvation and disease. Please help.


Letter to
Comissioner of Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation Sri. M.T.Krishna Babu, I.A.S
Chief Minister, Govt of Andhra Pradesh Sri Y. Rajasekhar Reddy
Comissioner of Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation Sri. M.T.Krishna Babu, I.A.S
and 7 others
Mayor of Hyderabad Mrs. Banda Karthika Chandra Reddy
Chairman of Animal Welfare Board of India Ministry of Environment and Forests Maj. Gen. (Retd.) Dr. R.M. Kharb AVSM
Chief Minister, Govt of Andhra Pradesh Sri Y. Rajasekhar Reddy
Chairman of Animal Welfare Board of India Ministry of Environment and Forests Maj. Gen. (Retd.) Dr. R.M. Kharb AVSM
Animal Welfare Board of India Ministry of Environment and Forests Maj. Gen. (Retd.) Dr. R.M. Kharb AVSM
Founder, Blue Cross of Hyderabad, Blue Cross of Hyderabad Amala Akkineni
Founder, Blue Cross of Hyderabad, Blue Cross of Hyderabad Amala Akkineni
I am deeply troubled by images of dogs at pounds managed by Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC). I call upon your mercy. Please initiate meaningful reforms for the animals under your guardianship.

Specifically, I ask you to investigate veterinarians, pound managers and staff at Amberpet Dog Pound, Autonagar Dog Pound, Jeedimatla Dog Pound, Patancheruvu Dog Pound and Zumerath Bazaar Dog Pound. Despite ongoing complaints from local animal advocates and former volunteers, dead dogs rot among the living in filthy enclosures. Ten to fifteen dogs are packed into small cages, without food, water or space to move. Ravenous dogs feed on corpses. Parvo, canine corona, distemper and other deadly viruses are epidemic. Nearly every dog is infected, as evidenced by bloody stools and urine throughout the pounds.

I understand that unqualified staff neuter dogs, leaving animals with intestines and blood oozing out post-surgery. Euthanasia rates are inordinately high at these facilities, where even starved dogs are destroyed if they fight for food. It seems that staff rely upon euthanasia as a form of veterinary care for injured or sick animals.

Ultimately, very few dogs leave the pounds alive. Pedigreed dogs are captured for resale to breeders. Even pigs and primates wind up at some pounds. The pigs are marketed to pork retailers, while monkeys are sold to laboratories for experimentation. Like the dogs, they suffer intensive confinement, starvation and disease.

I urge accountability for these actions and for misappropriation of taxpayer money for construction, maintenance, food and medicine. It seems that money is allocated for staff income and not much else.

Hyderabad pounds must be overhauled or shut down altogether. If facilities are unable to comply with modern animal welfare standards, ABC (Animal Birth Control) Programs ought to be implemented in their place. A system of humane capture, neuter and release (to their original habitat) better serves laws of India — which define pounds as illegal and that no dog can be killed, dislocated or removed from original habitat.

I respectfully ask local governance, in coordination with regulatory boards and animal welfare experts, to transform Hyderabad pounds into humane ABC Units. Please hold current pound staff accountable for animal cruelty crimes and punish them to the full extent allowed by law.

The world is now witness to these atrocities.

Sincerely,