Stray Terror

Stray Terror News Kashmir  Concern 

Stray Dog menace is hitting very badly Kashmir. The heart of Kashmir Capital  City Srinagar  seems to be worst hit along with North Kashmir  district of Baramulla .Few days back in a heart rending episode on 6 February,  2022 A 10-year old boy was mauled to death by stray dogs in Pattan area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district The incident resulted in  strong protest by the locals who said that the stray dog population in the area has increased manifold as garbage was being dumped in the area by different Municipal Council authorities.Only few months back , 33-year-old man from Sangrampora area of Sopore, who was grievously injured in a canine attack 12 days ago succumbed at home .Last month only , six-year-old boy was injured after he was attacked by a group of stray dogs at Malpora village of Sopore in north Kashmir’s Baramulla District .To curb this stray dog menace the sterilization of dogs is the need of the hour  .Except for Srinagar, there are no dog sterilisation programmes in any other district of Kashmir, including Baramulla that is hit hard by dog menace. As a matter of fact , Canine sterilization is a set of commonly undertaken procedures designed to render a dog or bitch (male or female canine) incapable of reproduction. These procedures made their way into the veterinary lexicon after the issue of canine overpopulation.On the other hand of the spectrum,  From historic area of Lakchowk to Naseem Bagh , Baghat to Buchpora stray dog seem to be causing big issues for masses .
The need of the hour is also that masses respect environment  and dogs are provided food and nice habitats so that they don’t turn as killer dogs .It is quite visible on ground zero that residents of Srinagar are not impressive about  SMC’s ambitious dog sterilisation programme which is yet to take off in big manner  while the increasing population of dogs is posing threat to human beings.Dog bites are causing much havoc in Kashmir . As per a report by the department of Community Medicines, Government Medical College (GMC) Srinagar, around 58,869 persons were bitten by the dogs in the last ten years in Kashmir.In the last five years, 30,000 dog bite cases have been reported in Shri Maharaja Hari Singh Hospital (SMHS) alone. While topping the list in 2020 more than 2,800 cases of dog bites were reported in Srinagar only.Precious human lives too are being lost by stray dog bites . All these grim realities  call upon the authorities  to ensure  a wide ranging of measures to tackle the menace of stray dog bites .