Stray dogs poisoned in Jakkasandra

Stray dogs poisoned in Jakkasandra

Stray dogs poisoned in Jakkasandra

Twenty dogs were found dead in the Jakkasandra area on Saturday night, in an obvious attempt to rid the locality of dogs.

The dogs, including an Alsatian and a Labrador were apparently killed, as they had consumed poisoned meat thrown on the streets.

The Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) Animal Husbandry Department  conducted a preliminary investigation into the canine deaths.

“Initial investigations point towards certain anti-social elements deliberately poisoning the dogs. All the canines were found to have consumed the same food and died through the night,” informed BBMP Joint Director (Animal Husbandry), Dr Parvez Ahmad Piran.

It is learnt that of the 20 dogs found dead, 18 were strays, while the two others were pets that had ventured into the streets. The ‘pet dogs’ which were let loose in the night by their owners were reported writhing in pain in the early hours of Sunday.

“The owners stated that their pets were discharging fluids from their mouths which showed poison being mixed in the food which they consumed,” said a BBMP official. The official further stated that blood was oozing out of the mouths of some of the dogs. 

The Palike has registered a police complaint at Jakkasandra and have sought for a post mortem to be conducted by a veterinarian in Hombegowda Nagar. The food samples have been picked up for testing.

Meanwhile, the BBMP stated that of the 18 stray dogs, 12 were sterilised and left in the area. The Palike officials further said they had not received any complaints of stray dog menace prior to this incident from the Jakkasandra village where the incident occurred.
Officials also estimate that the numbers of dead dogs might go up if more dogs had been poisoned by the miscreants. 

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