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Date :6/18/2021
Press Release on 18th June 2021
Commissioner, JMC Ms. Avny Lavasa (IAS) visited the Municipal Animal Care Centre, Roop nagar and took stock of varies activities of the centre.

Commissioner, Jammu Municipal Corporation Ms. Avny Lavasa (IAS) accompanied by the Municipal Veterinary Officer, Dr. Sushil Kumar Sharma today visited the Municipal Animal Care Centre, Roop nagar and took stock of varies activities of the centre and also visited the site proposed for the construction of Veterinary hospital for the sick and injured stray animals. Later on Commissioner, JMC chaired a meeting to review the working of Animal Care Centre, Roop Nagar, Jammu wherein Municipal Veterinary Officer and Staff of Municipal Animal Care Centre, Roop Nagar participated. During the course of meeting the Commissioner, JMC insisted to give special focus to ongoing animal birth control programme being carried out by the JMC to control the stray dogs’ population in all the 75 wards of JMC. Dr. Indu Bhushan, Dr. Manmeet Singh (Veterinary doctors deployed by the Animal Husbandry Deptt. in the centre) & Dr. Sunil Gautam, ABC Surgeon, FRIENDICOS, SECA were also present in the meeting. MVO, JMC appraised the commissioner that till date 17,825 nos. of sterilization surgeries to control the stray dogs population under ABC/ARV programme have been conducted by the JMC with the outsourcing of this programme to the implementing agency i.e. FRIENDICOS, SECA (NGO), more than 70% of the stray dogs population will be sterilized with an target oriented approach in the next 1&1/2 years. It was further apprised that for the time bound redressal of general public complaints regarding rescue of sick and injured stray animals, different teams with rescue vehicles have been constituted who are working round the clock for providing timely treatment in the centre. During the year 2020-2021, 2057 nos. of different kinds of stray animals were rescued and provided treatment in the centre and also 1872 doses of Anti Rabies Vaccination were given to the stray dogs. Commissioner, JMC also inspected the ongoing construction/repair & renovation work of the centre which has been started by the JMC to strengthen the infrastructure to have all basic treatment facilities for the sick/injured stray animals. Commissioner, JMC directed the staff to work with dedication and zeal to relieve the suffering of speechless creations by providing best possible treatment to the ailing stray animals in the centre appealed the general public for their cooperation in the successful implementation of ABC/ARV programme within JMC limits. An effective implementation of ABC/ARV programme will not only control the stray dogs population but also curb the spread of rabies both in humans as well as animals, reduce the man dog conflicts/dog bite case & prevent the abuse/cruelty issues of the animals & promote humans & animals health & welfare without causing animal suffering.