GUWAHATI, April 24: A section of people in Guwahati is seen putting collar leashes on stray dogs. These people also vaccinate stay dogs to make the city free from rabies. The squad comprises none other than members of Animals – a Guwahati-based NGO.
They are working with a missionary zeal. Their goal is to make the city, touted as the gateway to South East Asian nations, a rabies free one.
The risk Guwahati is fraught with stray dogs needs no explanation from any quarters. From rabies and other hygienic points of view, Guwahati teeming with stray dogs is not a welcome sign. When looked from cruelty against animals, stray dogs need some caring hands to look after them.
The vaccination drive being carried out in the city has multiple benefits. Vaccinating stray digs prevent one suffering from rabies after dog bite. In order to make people able to identify if a stray dog is vaccinated one or not, the members of Animals put collar leashes on stray dogs. The leash has other benefits as well. The dog leash being used by the NGO is a shining one, especially at night. It may help cut accidents as the shining at night is certain to warn drivers of a dog or dogs ahead. The members of the NGO have completed its drive of vaccination and collar leashing of stray dogs in city areas like Gandhibasti, Ulubari, Silpukhuri and Chandmari. The next target area for the NGO is Khanapara, to be followed by Digalipukhuri and Uzan Bazar.