Chief Commissioner inaugurates Stray Dogs Population Control Centre

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Chief Commissioner Islamabad Captain (Retd) Muhammad Usman Younus here on Saturday inaugurated first ever government-owned Stray Dogs Population Control Centre at sub-urban area of Tarlai here on Saturday.

The Centre housing over 500 dogs, will have a play area, rest area, surgical unit and a vaccination center with a laboratory, the Chief Commissioner said while speaking at the inaugural ceremony.

“An abrupt increase in stray dogs had become a constant nuisance for the residents, so an inclusive plan to reduce its population through Trap-Neuter-Vaccinate-Return (TNVR) policy was introduced in the federal capital.”

He said by adopting this policy, the civil administration has ensured that animal rights were protected in Pakistan.

He expressed the desire that it was first kind of centre in which animals’ rights were kept intact which needed to be replicated across the country.Younus urged the civil society to share their experiences to bring improvements and obtaining desired results at the Centre.

Meanwhile, Director Agriculture and Extension Services ICT Waqar Anwar told APP that two vehicles each for rural and urban areas of the city have been arranged for the purpose. Each vehicle will have four trained personnel including a driver and three dog catchers.

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