Puppy IDs: Activists Will Soon ‘Adopt’ Marina Beach Strays
This is part of the canine census programme to reduce the stray dog menace in Chennai.
The street dogs at Marina beach will be soon getting ID cards with photographs and identification marks and a separate feeding area.
This is part of the canine census for reducing the stray dog menace in Chennai.
According to a new pilot project, activists have decided to ‘adopt’ Marina beach.
Animal welfare activist Dinesh Baba told The Times of India that they came up with this idea after speaking to the Deputy Commissioner of Police, Mylapore, V Balakrishnan.
Police had conducted a survey among morning walkers on the Marina beach about the problems they face.
The activists will be visiting the beach twice a week and help the dogs. Moreover, Balakrishnan wants one or two places for the stray dogs as feeding areas.
As a solution, the activists will first map the area, take a census of the dogs, take their pictures, note down the identification marks and also tag their location using mobile phones, according to The Times of India.
Veterinarians will also specify how to deal with different dog behaviours so that people can easily approach the dogs.
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