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Date :8/19/2017
Press Release on 19th Aug. 2017
Meeting regarding progress of ABC/ARV programme for sterilizations of stray dogs.

A meeting of ABC/ARV monitoring committee was held today under the chairmanship of M.Raju, IAS, Commissioner JMC, Dr. Jaswant Singh, Municipal Veterinary Officer, Dr. Anita Salgotra, Health Officer, Pooja Rampal, G.N Jain, Kapil Dev Singh Jamwal, animal lovers and representative of NGO Dr. Sagar Gadage. Committee reviewed the work of NGO regarding ongoing ABC/ARV programme at Municipal Animal Care Centre, Roop Nagar and observed relative increase in the number of sterilizations of stray dogs. Committee reviewed the overall progress and found it satisfactory. Incharge ABC/ARV programme apprised the committee members that till date more than 3500 stray dogs have been sterilized/immunized wardwise and the programme is taking up the pace due to utilization of additional infrastructure and deployment of additional staff. It was also decided in the meeting that JMC will organize awareness camps as well as Anti-rabies and Anti-scabies camps in the areas falling within JMC limits. Commissioner, JMC directed that Municipal Veterinary Officer along with other members shall conduct raid on Pet/bird sellers/pet breeders who are running their business illegally within JMC limits. Acting swiftly on the directions of Commissioner JMC, a team of Officers headed by Dr. Jaswant Singh, Municipal Veterinary Officer and Dr. Anita Salgotra, Health Officer JMC raided the Pet/bird shops running with in JMC limits and seized/confiscated the birds along with cages used for the trade purpose. JMC has warned that any report of bird selling shall be acted upon as a public nuisance and the birds involved in the trade shall be confiscated and neutered. No advertisements sale of Birds from any selling unit shall be allowed within JMC limits.