STATE TIMES NEWSJAMMU: Continuing its pragmatic and forthcoming initiatives during the ensuing second wave of COVID-19 Pandemic, Mayor, Chander Mohan Gupta, Dy. Mayor, Advocate Purnima Sharma and Chairman, Public Health & Sanitation Standing Committee and executed by Municipal Veterinary Officer, Dr. Sushil Kumar Sharma on Friday started the feeding of stray animals (dogs and cattles) on daily basis in an around the vicinity of Jammu City.On the directions of Commissioner JMC, Avny Lavasa, the Veterinary Section of JMC has arranged green fodder from R.S Pura, Bishnah for feeding stray animals.In view of the prevailing conditions due to COVID 19 pandemic, there is closure of all restaurants, Dhabhas and other street food points due to lock down.Many of the stray dogs and birds depend on these outlets for their daily food needs.Due to non-availability of food, these animals can starve to death which may lead to other serious health issues in our surroundings.JMC is ensuring that no stray animal is left unfed and is daily providing vegetable waste sourced from Narwal Mandi to stray cattle in JMC limits. Besides this, stray dogs are also being fed biscuits and other food materials on daily basis. Fore bearing Public health in mind JMC is ensuring that the stray animals remain healthy to avoid any concomitant spread of any other zoonotic diseases, for which daily Health surveillance is being carried out in JMC limits under the guidance of Municipal Veterinary Officer.JMC also appealed to general public to kindly feed as many strays as possible and whenever possible to help these animals survive. This will also help to prevent aggressive behaviour of the strays.“Let humanity prevail in these tough times by caring for speechless creations”.
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