Animal welfare NGOs have informed that the new move is a welcomed but it should be executed and monitored properly

Kerala government announces incentives to promote stray dog sterilisation
news Friday, September 18, 2015 - 09:12
Following the huge controversy over dog killing in Kerala, the state government has launched an animal friendly scheme to curb the dog menace. State government has now announced reasonable incentives for people who bring stray dogs for sterilisation.
 
Deccan Chronicle reports that an incentive of Rs 250 will be given to citizens for each stray dog or pet dog brought for sterilisation.  Though the government has not yet announced the method of implementation of the scheme, animal lovers have welcomed it.
 
Animal welfare NGOs have informed that the new move is a welcomed but it should be executed and monitored properly.
Secretary of NGO People For Animals told DC that there should be a committee to ensure that sterilisation of every dog happened and dogs are to be released at the location from where they were caught.
 
“A lot of foul play can happen and there should be a monitoring committee to ensure that the project is executed without corruption,” she said.
 
According to the report 1.2 lakh canine bites have been reported in 2014 and health department has already spent Rs. 6 crore to treat dog-bite victims this year.

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