Pune Residents Unite Against Stray Dog Menace, Seek Strict Implementation of 10-Point Agenda

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In a collective effort to combat the growing stray dog menace, around 500 residents from various societies in Pune and Mumbai joined forces with Bramha SunCity, a housing society in Pune, to demand the rigorous enforcement of a 10-point agenda.

Senior BJP leader and former union Minister Vijay Goel, renowned for his movement against stray dog attacks in Delhi, addressed the concerns of the society and pledged his support in resolving the longstanding issue.

Over the past decade, Bramha SunCity has witnessed a significant rise in the stray dog population, from just a few dogs to an alarming count of 60-70. The situation not only highlights the PMC’s failure in conducting effective sterilization drives but also points to the illegal relocation and breeding of these dogs within the premises. The society has grappled with tick infestations, dog excrement littering playgrounds, parks, walkways, swimming pool areas, and frequent attacks on the residents.

The tipping point came when a small child was attacked by a pack of aggressive stray dogs that were being fed within the society premises, resulting in a category 3 bite. Following this incident, the PMC took action to remove the aggressive dogs from the area. However, an NGO activist, who doesn’t reside in the society, obtained a Bombay HC order to release the dogs back, citing ABC Rules. In response, the society approached the Apex court and secured a stay on the HC order, with the support of various intervenors from across India facing similar issues.

Nagendra Rampuria, a resident of Bramha SunCity, visited Vijay Goel in Delhi to apprise him of the challenges faced by the society due to the stray dog menace, seeking possible solutions to resolve the issue of animal-human conflicts.

During his visit to Pune, Vijay Goel, accompanied by former BJP city Unit President Jagdish Mulik and Ex PMC Standing Committee Chairman Yogesh Mulik, addressed the residents of Bramha SunCity. Goel proposed a comprehensive 10-point program that includes 100% sterilization of stray dogs, administering anti-rabies injections to the dogs, establishing permanent shelter homes, dealing with frequent biting incidents, implementing an efficient dog adoption policy, and providing compensation and free treatment for dog bite victims.

Residents also voiced their concerns related to safety, health, and harassment from dog feeders filing false cases. With the support of nearly 500 residents, including senior citizens, mothers, children, and society staff, Bramha SunCity plans to approach the Hon’ble Supreme Court to protect the fundamental right to life guaranteed under Article 21 of the Indian Constitution and make their voices heard on this critical issue.

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