Fewer stray dogs in Bangalore now

I remember getting a forward sometime ago saying that Bangalore had the largest number of stray dogs compared to other Indian cities.

According to this report in the Hindu yesterday (3rd April, 2006), the number of stray dogs have actually come down to 47,000 from two lakhs give years ago. This is all due to the sterilisation programs, according to animal rights organisations.

There are four main organisations working in Bangalore and they include the Animal Rights Fund, Krupa, Karuna and Compassion Unlimited Plus Action (CUPA). Another big problem the city faces is lack of burial space for animals. These organisations claim that there is no space to bury animals in the city and none of them can afford an electric crematorium either.

5 Comments so far

  1. Mehak (unregistered) on April 4th, 2006 @ 4:00 pm

    Krupa has helped me twice….when i reported about dogs hit by vehicles in Jayanagar

  2. rubic_cube (unregistered) on April 4th, 2006 @ 4:43 pm

    Today morning, I saw a dog carcass that might have been squashed under the wheels of an unknown speeding vehicle. It was appalling to see that barely anyone took notice of it and it has not yet been cleaned up. There’s a curse, right? Something about dog’s death… A dog’s death is probably the most painful. Dogs require a better social status and acceptance amongst our society. The problem of stray dogs is also a human creation only. If dogs were given a humane treatment and their population controlled by humane techniques, then I guess we will not have much problems from them.

    Dogs are also called man’s best friend and there is ample proof for why they are called so. I wish Bangalore citizens also have something along the lines of Mumbai. I did hear about someone talking about dog adoption. Not sure who it was. Probably it was you only, Anita. About some animal hospital or dispensary somewhere close to Bannerghatta.

    Check this link on Mumbai Metblog.

  3. BangaloreGuy (unregistered) on April 4th, 2006 @ 9:25 pm

    Well, I know its anecdotal evidence but I have seen MORE dogs on Bangalore Roads than before.

  4. usha (unregistered) on April 4th, 2006 @ 9:44 pm

    KRUPA are very prompt and helpful. I was also shocked when our Vet told me that they have been demanding for a burial ground for animals for quite sometime in vain. And if you see a dead animal on the road, you keep calling the corporation and no one comes. We had one lying for 4 days right near a restaurant.

  5. PNaik (unregistered) on April 12th, 2006 @ 12:55 am

    It’s that stupid apathy thing again!! Why wait for a burial ground when there’s so much land shortage, why not pool resources and find a solution like a “Pet crematory” Is it that difficult? Come on guys, you need to be more creative in finding solutions rather than wait for some government bureaucrats to offer you a piece of land….Priority of the day is to get rid of those stray dogs.

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