North India’s first and country’s third of its kind dog care and rehabilitation centre has come up at Sukhdarshanpur village in Panchkula.
Built at the cost of Rs4.07 crore on 4.5 acres land, the facility has been touted as ‘historic’ with respect to dealing with the growing menace of stray dogs in the city.
Features and Facilities:
• The dog pound has the capacity to accommodate 1,000 canines.
• It has 36 cages in separate blocks, a washing spa, an OPD, a veterinary doctor room, an operation theatre, a pharmacy, a diagnostic lab and a play area.
• There will be round-the-clock availability of a veterinary doctor, supervisors, food and medicines for canines.
• The sick and injured stray dogs will be brought here by MC workers.
• For pet dogs, there is a separate hostel here with a capacity to accommodate 250 pet dogs. People can leave their dogs at the centre while they go on trips. A nominal fee will be charged for the service.
Soon, MC Panchkula will start a drive to catch stray dogs and leave them at the centre. It has been been mandatory for dog owners to get their pets registered within one month.
Source: The Tribune