Abhay Sankalp – Abhay Bano, a campaign powered by Humane Society International – India, aims at creating fearless societies wherein people and dogs can live without fear of each other. It works with neighborhoods across the city to better understand their issues with street dogs and facilitate a better understanding of rabies, dog behavior and other aspects of street dogs living in each neighborhood.
The campaign invites residential colonies to sign up and pledge to work with HSI/India to humanely manage street dogs in their areas and bring about more responsible pet ownership amongst its members. After signing up, activities such as workshops on relevant topics with stakeholders, identification of volunteers and their capacity building in addressing dog related issues, spay/neuter and vaccination of the dogs, demarcated feeding and watering spots, to name a few will be facilitated by the HSII team through active community participation.
HSI/India has been implementing mass street dog sterilization and vaccination projects in Dehradun for the last two years. However, the peaceful coexistence of street dogs and communities has been an emerging challenge ever since the boom of urbanization and development of cities with walled societies, residence complexes and urban slums. This rapid urbanization has drastically affected the lives of people as well as that of street dogs which has resulted in frequent conflicts between the two. Thirty societies have signed up and are actively involved in humanely supporting the management of the dogs in their communities. The aim is peaceful coexistence of communities and street dogs achieved through humane and participatory management of the dogs in the community.
Shikha Jain, +91-87583 05030, firstname.lastname@example.org
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