KARACHI: Cantonment Board Clifton (CBC) sanitation branch shot dead two sleeping dogs in Defence Housing Authority Phase-II Extension on Saturday, nearly a year after it promised to put an end to the practice.
The rescue head of animal service provider Home Four Paw & Claw, Syed Mustafa Ahmed, said the CBC has violated the agreement for the third time in three months. According to Ahmed, the CBC is legally bound to intimate in written form about not being able to comply with the agreement.
CBC member Muhammad Jamil, who is leading the campaign to shoot stray dogs, said that residents have been complaining every day. A 25-member board meeting of CBC has rejected the agreement done between them and the animal service provider, he said.
Home Four Paw & Claw CEO Hira Ghulam Qadir showed the carcasses of the two dogs left by CBC’s sanitation branch in a nearby dumpster. “The decomposition of the bodies will create environmental hazards for the residents,” she said.
CBC spokesperson Aamir Siddiqui claimed that CBC did not shoot the dogs whereas sanitation supervisor Akhtar told The Express Tribune that they have shot the two dogs while another was missed in a four-hour-long campaign.
Published in The Express Tribune, February 21st, 2016.