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GHMC Hyderabad is just getting worse for the dogs

Posted on | August 24, 2011 | 15 Comments

The mother who littered at the pound, without food or water

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 all the noise that was made. [Video and picture gallery at the bottom of the page]


  • Whelping mothers caught with ropes: As the volunteers entered the Autonagar road they saw a large crowd around a GHMC van. GHMC dog catchers were catching dogs with ropes (see picture) – this is strictly against ABC (Dog) Rules and AWBI SOP. On being asked why ropes where being used when it is illegal the workers maintained that ropes were being used since their nets were spoiled. However nets, fully intact, could clearly be seen with the dog catchers and in the van. The dog that was caught was a whelping mother. On being confronted by the volunteers the GHMC workers cut the rope – and she ran away with the rope noose still around her neck. She was later joined by the puppies.
  • No change in 2 weeks: As the volunteers entered the pound they saw the same scene from before – starving dogs with no water and food, non-operated and operated showcase dogs, injured dogs with no medical attention,  whelping mothers with puppies, cages crammed with dogs, dead dogs lying in cages.
  • Juveniles and puppies for ABC: On entering the pound one could see cages stuffed with dogs & pups and juvenile dogs

    People in Autonagar verified that GHMC is using ropes to catch dogs in the locality

    brought in for ABC procedure.

  • Starvation disease death: One dog was dead, apparently of startavation, its stiff body clearly showing that death had occured a few hours if at least not a day back. The staff had not even noticed this till they were specifically told about this particular cage and this dog.
  • Whelping mother and pups: As they entered the 2nd shed they saw a whelping mother with her pups a few days old. The workers said that she was pregnant when brought and had littered in the pound! Sensing that the puppies were in danger at the risk of infections at that place the volunteers requested that they call Blue Cross, so that the mother and puppies would be taken care by the Blue Cross of Hyderabad. At that time one of the staff members called Dr. P.Rama Krishna Rao and he talked on phone to Mrs. Vijayadevi. He was upset at the volunteer visit and said that they would rather “let the female and the puppies die rather than hand it over to the ****** Blue Cross”.
  • Food for dogs and bowls: Seeing the lack of cooperation, lack of food and feeding bowls full of excreta and urine, the volunteers went back to the market to get some food bowls and food. Since it was early morning the volunteers could only procure plastic bowls as an interim measure, and procured 60 bowls. On returning they were joined in by  Dr. P. Rama Krishna Rao (Vet office) &  Dr. M. Kiran Kumar (Asst. Director GHMC). They were emphatic that no food could be given to dogs without the permission of the CVO. The food was then forcibly taken away from the volunteers.
  • Aggressive, threatening GHMC staff: Both Dr. P. Rama Krishna Rao (Vet office) &  Dr. M. Kiran Kumar (Asst. Director GHMC) then started threatening the volunteers for giving complaints against them and were abusive and threatening. They said quote, ‘Stupid volunteers are not allowed to help any animals and we can complain to Commissioner or Blue Cross or PFA or anybody else and they don’t care’. All 3 volunteers were threatened with the volunteers’ ‘bones being broken if they entered the pound again’.  Dr. P. Rama Krishna Rao (Vet office) &  Dr. M. Kiran Kumar (Asst. Director GHMC) were joined by the GHMC staff and the crowd was very intimidating, threatening and aggressive towards the volunteers. They pushed out the volunteers from the premises of the GHMC

The state of affairs at the GHMC dog pound can be gauged not only from the accompanying video and photo accounts, but also that government officials who’s duty and responsibility it is to take care of the animals chose to relinquish that responsibility and behave like street fighters!



15 Responses to “GHMC Hyderabad is just getting worse for the dogs”

  1. vijay
    August 24th, 2011 @ 12:47 pm

    This is vijay, Hyderabad.
    I too went GHMC dog pound twice. It was like a hell on arth. The GHMC dog pound employees are not to be consdered as human as any more. I can prove the low levels of humanity in them. If they are not intersted in the jobs they must quit. A.P is becoming worst and worst in this regards only by these stupids.
    There must be a public forum on this and guilty must be punished and banned in India. I am feeling asahmed of paying tax to the government.

  2. Matrayi
    September 1st, 2011 @ 2:58 am

    This is pathetic. These poor souls are kept away from the society as if they were untouchables. You can see the fear, depression and pain in their eyes. The images are heart-wrenching. These people earning their salaries by doing so-called work, are a**holes. They should be fired for doing a horrible job. GHMC dog pound should be shut down through pressure unless and until they change their practices and appoint new management, who are genuinely involved because they want to do something for the animals.

    Kudos to those who captured these images. I say why not leave these clips with your local media houses and reporters who can do something. WHy not bombard radio, tv channels, newspapers with these images?

  3. Elizabeth Hale
    September 1st, 2011 @ 3:26 am

    I learned of these atrocities from the Facebook page “Save the dogs from the GHMC pound from hell”, and a petition at http://www.change.org/petitions/stop-the-dog-massacre-in-hyderabad. I encourage everyone to sign this petition. I am in the USA, and I have sent emails to the mayor of Greater Hyderabad and other authorities listed on the Facebook page. I can only hope that with the whole world watching, something can be done for these poor dogs!

  4. TexasBirdGirl
    September 1st, 2011 @ 3:52 am

    This is EVIL beyond words!!

  5. Rahul
    September 4th, 2011 @ 9:01 pm

    this is a hell.. all people of india must stop this massacre… Hyderabad is becoming hell.. all states need to stand together and must help these poor souls..

  6. Maucci
    September 4th, 2011 @ 11:18 pm

    Une loi plus severe c est inadmissible de vrai salopards;
    Edit note (poorly) translated to English: Stronger legislation is required for the real *******

  7. colart
    September 5th, 2011 @ 12:14 am

    Je signe !pour ces pauvres chiens !quel cruauté pas de mot !
    Edit noted (poorly) translated to English: ‘I know! For those poor dogs! No word how cruel!”

  8. favrais
    September 6th, 2011 @ 8:44 pm

    Il faut sortir ces chiens de là et les sauver avant tout parce qu’on ne peut pas laisser là en train de souffrir et de mourir !!!

    [Edit note: Translation from French]: We must take these dogs away and save them primarily because they can not leave here are suffering and dying!!!

  9. DELIESSCHE Jocelyne
    September 7th, 2011 @ 1:09 am

    Ecoeurant, déguelasse, sauvez ces chiens. Please save dogs. Thank you…

  10. Bhanu kumar
    September 23rd, 2011 @ 12:56 pm

    I am Bhanu kumar from Brigade road i had seen many dogs had been relocated from other area,some dogs are coming into my area. i know very well that they r not from my area brigade road.Our area dogs attact them I would like to infrom u that even pup,s had been relocated and that too they are done the ABC operation on pup,s

    Last month a pup came to my road and i took her to my house and feed her

    Here is the link of the pup


  11. ananth rao
    September 21st, 2012 @ 7:12 pm

    I wish to bring to your notice the nuisance that is being created by stray dogs in our area ie. Sainagar road no 2 (Nagole) behind Swagath Grand Hotel Right from 2 am ( or even early too) they start barking crying and make pathetic sounds which I understand are not a good omen and scares the persons coming into the lane.. I request you to kindly do the needful and save us from the trouble.

    Pl let us know how I can be of help for the above..

    ananth rao

  12. Amit Chaudhery
    October 11th, 2012 @ 1:35 pm

    Dear Mr Rao, This is due to the mating season. The dogs should be sterilized.CUPA can help.

  13. alibintrif@gmail.com
    February 5th, 2014 @ 12:48 am

    i want to say you sir please catch that dog because the dog are mat so people was fear full hear santosh nagar

  14. narender
    February 6th, 2014 @ 10:39 am

    I wish to bring to your notice the nuisance that is being created by stray dogs in our area ie. rahamath nagar,yousufguda,hyderabad they start barking for all small childern and elders which I understand are not a good omen and scares the persons coming into the lane.. I request you to kindly do the needful and save us from the trouble.
    Pl let us know how I can be of help for the above..

  15. akasg.
    March 15th, 2014 @ 12:44 am

    what the hell with you guys
    if we just leaves this dogs like that only means its going to fuck you
    I am fed up with street dogs
    this people where doing a great job
    now if possible give me the number of ghmc people who catch the dog
    their where a lot of dogs here and
    you stupid people if you want to get popular means do something others

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