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*City Mayor visits ABC Centre Raipur Kalan; takes stock of progress*

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*Chandigarh, March 5:-* Having capacity of 310 kennels at Animal Birth Control Centre, Raipur Kalan, the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation has planned to speed up the sterilization of dogs in city.

City Mayor Sh. Kuldeep Kumar accompanied by Mrs. Isha Kamboj, Joint Commissioner and Medical Officer of Health alongwith concerned Health Supervisor visited the ABC centre at Raipur Kalan today evening to take stock of progress work.

The concerned officers apprised the Mayor that the kennel capacity is 310 and centre has a dog care unit also where injured canines are treated. It has a laboratory, a hospital and an operation theatre. Besides sterilization, vaccination of feral dogs is also carried out. 

While speaking on the occasion, the city Mayor said that the residents of Chandigarh will soon get relief from the stray dog menace as the concerned staff has been asked to speed up the ABC programme, which will help in controlling the population of stray dogs. He said that the Municipal Corporation has sufficient vehicles to pick up stray dogs and sterilize them in the ABC centres. Also, another centre may be built having capacity of 1000 dogs.

The Mayor also visited the Gaushala alongwith the team and took stock of the cattle, feed and their wellbeing.