Residents of Pilibhit’s Takia village, under Gajraula police station, are living in a state of panic for the past three days after a stray dog bit 13 domestic animals and some people, including children, without any provocation. They suspect the dog has turned rabid and fear the rabies infection, which is fatal if not treated on time, will spread. A veterinary team visited the village to treat the afflicted animals but failed to find the dog.
Om Prakash, Radhe Shyam, Deep Chand, and Vijay Pal who were bitten by the dog told TOI that the “rabid” dog barges cattle sheds, bites the animals, and runs away. 10-year-old girl, Pinki. She has been shifted to the district hospital, where she was administered anti-rabies vaccination.
Chief veterinary officer, Dr. Akhilesh Kumar Garg, said a veterinary team visited the village and all 13 afflicted cattle were vaccinated and their dog bites wounds treated. Efforts are on to trap the dog that has so far eluded capture, he added.
Source: Times Of India
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