Illegal dog breeding operations have come to the surface in the housing society of Bengaluru. Kanakasri Housing situation behind KMT Apartments has been a big concern for several months now. A local Animal Welfare Organization received several complaints from the worried residents highlighting this illicit activity.
On Monday, a rescue operation was finally executed, which resulted in the successful rescue of over 14 dogs kept in unhygienic and deplorable conditions.
Harish KB, Member of Bengaluru Urban SPCA and Anti-Animal Cruelty Officer for People for Animals, highlighted the issue, explaining how dogs were kept in inhuman conditions. These conditions violated the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act (PCA) Section 11 and the Karnataka Breeding and Marketing of Pet Animals Rules, 2019 (KB Act 93). There were also other relevant regulations applicable to these circumstances.
As Harsh was prompted by reports from the concerned residents of the society, he took swift action. First, he alerted the Bengaluru police station and contacted the Karnataka Animal Husbandry Department. The police were prompt and arrived at the location with Harish. They discovered that the gates to the facility where the dogs were kept were locked, and no one was around to attend.
Along with rescuers, the police broke open the lock and gained access to the premises. Inside, they found 14 dogs of various breeds. The dogs were distressed, suffering from injuries, skin infections, and malnourishment.