Gilgit Cleanup: Drive against stray dogs launched

According to the official, the drive will continue till the number of dogs is brought down to a 'normal level'.


Our Correspondent June 24, 2012

GILGIT:


The growing number of stray dogs in the city compelled the administration to launch a drive against them.


“Over a dozen dogs have been shot in two days and more will be killed in the coming days,” said an official supervising the drive.

Such drives, assisted by municipal officials, are conducted every year to ensure people do not fall victim to dog bites.

According to the official, the drive will continue till the number of dogs is brought down to a “normal level” as their population has gotten out of hand.

The drive was launched following complaints by local people against the increasing number of dogs wandering freely in the city. Dead dogs are picked up and dumped in a remote area to avoid spread of germs and stink.

Meanwhile, gunshots fired at dogs triggered panic among locals who misinterpreted them as sectarian clashes.

Published In The Express Tribune, June 24th, 2012.

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