Kerala to intensify sterilisation as stray dog menace escalates

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Thiruvananthapuram: A high-level committee meeting was summoned by considering the surging cases of stray dog and cat attack in Kerala. The meeting was held under Minister for Local Self Government MV Govindan, Minister for Health Veena George, and Minister for Animal Husbandry Chinchu Rani.

The three departments will launch a new action plan to curtail cases of rabies infection in the state. The officials have to ensure that the vaccination and licensing of the pet dogs are promptly proceeding. Each sterilisation centre will be set up at block level.

Data reveal that stray dog attacks have increased threefold in many districts. Campaigns will be rolled out to create awareness of the significance of vaccination among the public. All major hospitals have to set up facilities for vaccination.

With the coordination of different departments, the sterilisation process will be ramped up.

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