Monthly Archives: "August 2011"

There have been repeated complaints from residents of the ARF’s Mahadevpura zone (see story on wards in this zone and other details) that stray dogs have been picked up for ABC and have not returned. These complaints are lodged in the complaint register. The people in charge of the camps are perplexed since they did not pick up dogs from the said areas and they do not have a record of the dogs being brought in for ABC of the said description(s) from the said area(s) on any dates nearby. TheRead More
Nikon D90 DSLR to be won with the TWB photo-essay competition on “Stray Dogs in Indian Cities”. Brought to you by ‘The Voice of Stray Dogs’. Watch a 1 min presentation for more details. Participate on More
On the morning of 23rd Aug 2011 Vijayadevi Mamidi, Kalyan and Shruti visited the GHMC Autonagar dog pound. This was as a follow up of their previous visit which had exposed the death trap that the GHMC Autonagar dog pound is < see previous article>. The reports of the present report, as well as the previous visit, have been shared with the Municipal Commissioner and the Mayor of Hyderabad. A notice was served by AWBI on the basis of  the previous , but little seems to have changed for allRead More
The Voice of Stray Dogs visited the Action for Animal Rights (ARF) K R Puram ABC Center on 22nd August 2011. ARF is run by Dilip Bafna. The center catches and spays/neuters dogs in 12 wards in Bangalore. These are wards 25, 26, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 81, 82, 85 & 87. This visit was un-announced so no officials at the center, ARF management or BBMP knew of our arrival. The intention of the visit was to see one-day-in-the-life of an ARF ABC Center (earlier we’ve visited AWSRead More
“A dog cannot be exterminated because it barks. It is inhuman to kill street dogs. They to have a right to live.. and there are other animals on the street. The ability to procreate can be humanely targeted but killing is strictly prohibited” – Fali S Nariman was The Voice of Stray Dogs at the Supreme Court [S.L.P. (Civil) No. 691 / 2009, titled ‘AWBI vs P.E.S.T. & Ors’] There is a dichotomy between archaic municipal laws, and the ABC (Dogs) Rules, 2001, framed under Section 38 of the PCA,Read More
Starving dogs are reduced to eating puppies at GHMC Autonagar dog pound Primary accounts from Hyderabad by Akshara M., Vijayadevi Mamidi (advocate & animal rights volunteer), Mrs Padmaja Bundla (President and Founder, Caring Hands for Animals). Pictures and videos taken here were taken surreptitiously on location since GHMC staff would not allow any pictures to be taken. Compiled by Rakesh Shukla for The Voice of Stray Dogs. Picture and video gallery at the bottom of the article. Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) has been in the news many times forRead More
  In the backdrop of continued ‘conflict’ between those feeding their community dogs and neighbors/ Resident Welfare Associations (RWA’s) and apathy of the police and the Municipal Corporation of Delhi to support the dog feeders, several petitions were filed at the Delhi High Court in 2009. These were (given as Case No.’s & Case titles):     W.P.(CRL) 467/2009; CITIZENS FOR THE WELFARE & PROTECTION OF ANIMALS & ANR. Vs. STATE & ORS. CRL.M.C. 1862/2009; SONYA GHOSH Vs. STATE GOVT. OF N.C.T. OF DELHI & ANR. W.P.(CRL)1101/2009; SIMMY MALHOTRA Vs.Read More
The team which led this effort includes Anjali Sharma, Amritika Phool, Smita Joshi, Varsha, Amit Chaudhary, Elizabeth Zurl & others (The Team).   On 6th April 2011  The Team heard of a program on air on RedFM 93.5. The program was on ‘Delhi’s Dangerous Stray Dogs’ and was asking people to call in and share their ‘experiences’ with stray dogs and asking for ‘solutions’ to handle the ‘stray dog problem in Delhi’.   The ‘solutions’ from the callers ranged from ‘eliminating stray dogs’ to ‘moving stray dogs to shelters outsideRead More
For use of all citizens voluntary feeding stray dogs in their residential colonies/ localities: Stray feeding guidelines by the Department of Personnel & Training, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, New Delhi letter no.F.No.30/9/2006-WELFARE dated 26.5.2006, applicable for: Treatment of strays by government servants: If any Govt. Servant indulges in act of cruelty to animals he will be making himself liable for action under Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act. Besides, punishment under the Act, he would also make himself liable for action under CCS (Conduct) Rules for conductRead More