Margao Civic Organization to Build Stray Dog Shelter | Goa News

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Margao: The Margao Municipal Council (MMC) has decided to build a dog shelter in Sonsoddo, near Margao, to accommodate stray dogs.
MMC President Lyndon Periera told reporters that veterinary care services for stray dogs will be provided at the dog shelter.
Pereira’s statement is significant given that the MMC’s memorandum of understanding with South Goa Animal Welfare Trust, an animal welfare organization that ran the Margao dog shelter for several years, has lapsed. MMC is not inclined to renew the MoU, as advisers had pointed out “a number of complaints received from the public against the organisation”.
Additionally, bills raised by the Trust with MMC over the past 14 months have yet to be settled by MMC, inviting criticism from animal lovers.
Savio Coutinho of the Shadow Council for Margao highlighted the requirement for a dog van for an effective Animal Birth Control (ABC) program. “The dog van that was purchased in 2009 is still in use in very rickety condition despite being 13 years old,” he said.
Nearly six months ago, an eight-year-old child was attacked by a pack of stray dogs in Navelim, highlighting the need to strengthen the stray dog ​​neutering program in MMC’s jurisdiction.
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