Monthly Archives: "September 2011"

On August 7th 2011 the Vadodara Center for Animal Rescue and Emergency (VCARE) received a call from the Market Inspector of the ‘Vadodara Mahanagar Seva Sadan’ about a dog which had in ‘5 days bitten close to 21 people’ in the Muktananda Circle in Karelibaug area. The public at large had been harassing this dog and claimed that it was rabid and therefore should be put down.   The VCARE team found a healthy black dog and 4 others in his pack. ‘Bhalu’s gang’ was picked up and kept underRead More
Watch the video’s on a troop of 67 monkeys in 3 crammed cages at the dog pounds. This were taken on 25th Sept 2011. As on 27 Sept 2011 they are still there. The monkey catchers clearly said on 25th that they caught and brought them there a week back (so today would be 10 days). But  the GHMC and forest officials maintain that they were brought in late last week (that still makes it 5 days at least). After all the noise on 25th and 26th the only differenceRead More
Article by Rakesh Shukla for ‘The Voice of Stray Dogs’. For more than 10 years I’ve seen this sea of green canopy in front of my 6th floor window – its about 1sq km, and most people who see it from my window are left dumstruck for this to be in the middle of Bangalore. I knew it to be government land, not open for construction. I am like one of those people I’m throwing stones at, other than perhaps that one struck me, and I woke up. The seaRead More
Earlier articles focused on the condition of strays kept at the GHMC Autonagar pound, there was a story about the condition on monekys too, but we had learnt aht all the monkeys from the GHMC pounds had been released. On a Sunday evening the volunteer/ investigators arrived at GHMC Autonagar after the scores of self congratularyly material that has been floated by the GHMC administration and some self confessed animal lovers, clearly on the behest of the GHMC and the administration. All these ‘improvements’ pointed to new OT’s and painted cages.Read More
In 2001 “Stray Dog Free Bangalore” and others filed a PIL alleging stray dog menace in Bangalore City and sought the relief asking the BBMP to act under Karnataka Municipal Corporation to detain and destroy ALL dogs. WRIT PETITION NO. 37359/2001, TITLED ‘STRAY DOG FREE BANGALORE & (27) OTHERS VS STATE OF KARNATAKA AND (2) OTHERS’, AND WRIT PETITION NO. 1970/2001, TITLED ‘SUBHASHINI K. REDDY VS COMMISSIONER BMP & (2) OTHERS’ Some of the other petitioners included Richards Town Citizens Association, The Defence Colony Residents Association, HAL III Stage 1st BlockRead More
There are many arguments one has read about how stray dogs in the urban environment ‘can’t coexist with people’. There’s no space – they attack kids – they make the place dirty. And the solution depending from whom you listen to, ranges from kills all of them – to – humanely euthanize them – to – ‘remove’ them and dump them outside the city. Reflecting this common thought even BBMP sought to implead itself in a Supreme Court case asking for dogs with mange or those deemed aggressive to beRead More
Even as ‘The Voice of Stray Dogs‘ covered the daily brutal capture of dogs by CUPA, we heard loud continuous barking by a ‘pack’ of dogs nearby. At the end of the capture as we came back to the CUPA van we saw a small house, approx 20ft in front by approx 20 ft deep, with 3 ‘Indian’ dogs on the 1st floor barking! And a young woman with a baby with her her watching the scene. Anyone who’s seen an ABC dog capture knows the barking welcome that an ABC vanRead More
Note: For those who may not know CUPA is Compassion Unlimited Plus Action. No kidding. This article is a study of CUPA’s method of capturing dogs for ABC programs in Bangalore. This is the only method they practice and it is practiced daily, and has been practiced daily for the last 10+ years. No other ABC Center in Bangalore practices this method. Free classes available every morning at CUPA vans 6 days a week.   Disclaimer: The use of the word ‘bitch’ is not meant as derogatory but only for itsRead More
Article by Rakesh Shukla: It started with Sita. On a cold rainy miserable night more than an year back Sita found her scared way into the gates of the community I stay in. Sita was a wrong ABC drop in our locality and took refuge within the large gates of what she felt was safety from the large no of strays on the road. Much to the dismay of the security guards & residents. But inside too she was scared witless and would being chased by the security guards and she’dRead More
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