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Date :7/8/2017
Press Release on 08th July 2017
Meeting regarding progress of ABC/ARV programme for prevention of cruelity to animals.

A meeting of ABC/ ARV monitoring committee under the chairmanship of M.Raju (IAS) Commissioner ,JMC was held in which detailed discussions were held on the progress of ongoing ABC/ARV programe being executed by Maharashtra based NGO Nanded society for prevention of cruelity to animals. It was apriased by the incharge ABC/ ARV programe that more than 2500 nos of stray dogs have been sterilized/ immunized till date covering the areas like Roop nagar, Janipur, Newplot, Ambphalla, Bakshi nagar, shakti nagar etc. The programe is going on smoothly in a humane and scientific manner abiding the guidelines issued by Hon’ble Supreme Court of India and SOP issued by AWBI. It was also discussed that lot of pet clinics and pet breeders are running their business illegely with in JMC limits. Taking serious note of this Commissioner JMC has directed that a sub committee under the supervision of Municipal Veterinary Officer JMC shall be constituted to look after the illegal running of these units which will submit its report with in two weeks time for initiating action against them. It was also discussed that awareness camps and drives will be held in every ward before conducting ABC/ARV programe with the involvement and participation of wards supervisors/ sanitary inspectors and other renowned persons of that locality / area to carry forward this programe smoothly. In view of the few complaints made by some people regarding the working of Animal Care Centre at Roop Nagar, Committee members have decided to visit the centre to assess the genuiness of the complaints so made. Commissioner Jammu Municipal Corporation has appealed to the people to co-operate JMC and executing agency to run this programe smoothly and efficiently so that the growing stray dog population is controlled and contained in a desirable manner.Other members of the committee who attended the meeting include Dr. Jaswant Singh Municipal Veterinary Officer, JMC, Dr. Anita Salgotra Health Officer, JMC, Dr. Shahnawaz Khan (VAS) representative A.H Department, Sh. G.N Jain J&K Gou Raksha Samiti Ambphalla, Mrs. Pooja Rampal, Animal Activist, etc.