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Date :8/31/2018
Press Release on 31st August 2018
JMC conducts surprise stray cattles drive in Jammu City

Under the directions of Commissioner JMC, Sh. Arvind Kotwal, KAS and Joint Commissioner (Adm.) Sh. Pardeep Singh Manhas, KAS, the Municipal Veterinary Officer, Dr. Zaffar Iqbal along with other team members conducted a surprise stray cattles drive in different areas of Jammu city i.e Sainik colony, Channi Himmat, Panama chowk, Jewel, Bakshi Nagar and Bhagwati Nagar. During the drive, 11 stray cattles have been lifted and impounding them at JMC Cattle pound Dogra Hall. Giving detail about the drive, Dr. Zaffar Iqbal, MVO said that some of the dairy owners after milking let loose their animals on roads and streets resulting in frequent traffic jams and accidents. Veterinary wing of JMC has been lifting the sick/injured/accidental stray animals round the clock and shifting these animals into Municipal Animal Care Centre, Roop Nagar for further treatment. Presently about 20-22 large and 70-75 small animals are there under observation/treatment. This wing has been also lifting the stray cattles on daily/routine basis and impounding them at Cattle pound Dogra Hall. He further appealed to all the dairy owners to maintain the hygienic conditions in and around the dairy units by doing proper disposal of cow dung and not let loose their animals on roads and streets. Such drives will continue in near future as well.