Kozhikode Corporation to Host Dog Adoption Camp on November 29

The Kozhikode Corporation is preparing for its first dog adoption camp on November 29.

“For a long time, people have dropped off puppies from the streets at our ABC center in Poolakkadavu. Some people have chosen to adopt them right from the center after vaccination, ”said Chairman of the Standing Committee on Health, S. Jayasree. She said the recent High Court directive on these lines led the civic body to set up an adoption camp.

The camp will take place at Tagore Centenary Hall, from where people can adopt the vaccinated puppies. “It’s much better than letting them grow up on the streets among dangerous dogs. And that’s all we can do until we have a better plan to rehabilitate them, ”Ms. Jayasree said.

Currently, the Corporation has 11 vaccinated puppies in its ABC Center. They are supported by two non-governmental organizations which have joined forces with the civic organization for the rehabilitation of stray dogs.

“This is a first experimental step. However, if the program is successful and all the puppies have takers, we have an advance registration system whereby we can provide people with puppies as we get them, ”he said. she declared.

The puppies are all less than two months old and are not sterilized. The authorization process and the implantation of microchips in animals will take place at a later stage after adoption.

The Company is also considering setting up “dog parks” in the city, where stray dogs can be protected so that they do not harm the public. “Some NGOs have expressed their willingness to run dog parks if we set them up,” Ms. Jayasree said.

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