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No more straying for puppies

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Shelter-cum-adoption centre for stray and abandoned puppies in Kollam

District panchayat president S. Jayamohan inaugurated a shelter-cum-adoption centre for stray and abandoned puppies at the District Veterinary Centre (DVC) here on Wednesday.

On the first day, 26 puppies were rescued and given shelter at the centre. Six of them were selected to be domesticated.

The rescued puppies will be vaccinated and the females sterilised. Those interested in adopting puppies may make a selection from the centre.

The Animal Husbandry Department funds the centre.

Three more such centres would be opened in the district. The District panchayat would fund these. The aim was to curb stray dog menace, Mr. Jayamohan said. The district panchayat would allocate Rs.35 lakh to the DVC to open a trauma and critical care unit for pet and stray animals, he said. There were also plans to add dialysis and laparoscopic units to the DVC.

Contact details

Chief Veterinary Officer B. Aravind said volunteers of the centre, attached to the Kollam unit of the Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, would rescue abandoned puppies from any part of the city and provide them shelter at the DVC. The contact phone number is 92499 77780.

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