LEH: The Government of Ladakh union territory, General Administration Department (GAD) Wednesday constituted State/Local Animal Birth Control Monitoring Committee for Animal Birth Control programs in the UT to control the population of street animals, for eradication of rabies and for reducing man-animal conflict.
According to an official notification, “Sanction is hereby accorded to the constitution of a State/Local Animal Birth Control Monitoring Committee for “Animal Birth Control” programs in accordance to control the population of street animals, for eradication of rabies and for reducing mananimal conflict, in the Union territory of Ladakh.”
The Ten member committee will be headed by Administrative Secretary Urban Development Department/Equivalent in the UT, Ladakh as its Chairman, while Director, Health and Family Welfare Department; Director, Department of Panchayat Raj; Director, Urban Local Development Department; Director, Animal Husbandry Department; Two representatives of Animal Board of India; Two representatives of State Animal Board; Representative of Indian Veterinary Association of the State Chapter; Sarpanch Leh/Kargil, and President/Vice President Municipal Councils Leh/Kargil were elected its Members and Officer In-Charge of the State Animal Welfare Board (Nodal Officer) was appointed as its Member Secretary.
Terms of reference of the Committee: Developing a comprehensive District wise plan (including but not limited to infrastructure, budget, etc. for dogs, population management in urban and rural areas throughout the state.).
Enlisting Animal Birth Control Implementing Agencies posing of the requisite training and experience, recognized by the Animal welfare Borad of India to carry out the Animal Birth control Programme as per District and State Plan.
Ensuring that the requisite infrastructure is set up, and other capital costs (including but not limited to fully furnished Animal Birth control facilities/campuses with ambulance and equipment), and all other expenses for successfully running an animal birth control program, including manpower costs, are made available to the Animal Birth Control Implementing Agencies from the local authorities, and reimbursed in a timely manner as required by rule 6 of the Animal Birth Control rules.
Responsible for overall monitoring of the Animal Birth Control Programme in the State by the Local Authorities.
The State Monitoring Committee shall also carry out inspection on receipt of any complaints regarding the Animal Birth Control and Cruelty to Animal during the Birth Control Program and violation of Animal Birth Control Rules and take appropriate action.
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On the similar lines, Local Animal Birth Control Monitoring Committee shall be headed by Executive Officer, Municipal Committee Leh / Municipal Committee Kargil as its Chairman (Ex. Officio), while Executive Engineer, PHE Department Leh / Kargil; Veterinary Assistant surgeon, Animal Husbandry Department, Leh / Kargil; Livestock Development Officer, (LDO) Leh/Kargil, and General Secretary, District Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Leh / Kargil were appointed its Members.
Terms of reference of the Local Animal Birth Control Monitoring Committee:
Issue instructions for catching, transportation, sheltering, sterilization, vaccination, treatment and release of sterilized vaccinated or treated dogs.
Authorize veterinary doctor to decide on case-to-case basis the need to put to sleep critically ill or fatally injured or rabid dogs in a painless method by using sodium pentathol.
Creating public awareness and solicit co-operation and funding. Providing guidelines to pet dog owners and commercial breeders from time to time. Take such steps for the purpose of monitoring the dog bite cases and to ascertain the reason of bite, the area where it took place and whether it was from a stray or a pet dog.
For the purpose detail may be collected from Human Hospital in a requisite format. Arrive at an estimate of the number of dogs within its territorial limits by conducting a census in the manner advised by the AWBI.
Ensure development of the infrastructure required to execute the Animal Birth control program for the estimated number of dogs. In order to do this, detailed project reports shall have to be prepared and submitted dot the State Monitoring and Implementation Committee in coordination with state government.
The infrastructure shall be designed in such a manner to carry out area-wise animal birth control in a phased manner of at least 70 percent dogs in the targeted area before a new area in taken up. The infrastructure shall include, but not be limited to preoperation preparation areas, Operation Theatres, post-op care, kennels, kitchen, store rooms for rations and medicines, parking area, residential rooms for veterinarians and attendants, quarantine wards, ambulance, etc. The Committee shall meet once in every three months or as and when necessary.
The above committees shall prepare draft detailed action plan on all aspects of the issues and this be got approved by the competent authority within next one month.