A woman and her 18-month-old Pug were attacked by five stray dogs in Sector 38, Chandigarh on June 23, 2018. The incident took place on Saturday night, when Rupali Saini, a resident of Sector 38, was going to the market with her Pug. When she reached near the market, five stray dogs attacked her and her dog.
She somehow managed to save herself, but her pet dog got injured. With the help of passers-by, Rupali shooed away the stray dogs and took her pug to a veterinary clinic for first-aid in sector 21. The pug got six stitches.
Rupali blames the shopkeepers, who feed the stray dogs in the market. She has lodged a complaint against the municipal corporation at the sector 39 police station. Police have registered a daily diary report (DDR). Rupali said she would file a complaint with municipal officials too.
It is the duty of the municipal corporation to ensure the safety of the people and stray dogs in the city. Without proper sterilization, shelters, and care for stray dogs, they have become aggressive. During summers due to excess heat, it is quite common for strays to act aggressively. It is imperative for Municipal officials to implement humane options to deal with stray dog issue in the city.
Reference: The Times Of India
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