Stray dogs add to woes in Madikeri

Stray dogs add to woes in Madikeri

Vehicle users and pedestrians are grappling with a common woe. People passing through prominent roads and junctions in the city have to face stray dogs. Dog bites and vehicles frequently chased by dogs have become an order of the day. At times, dogs come in the way of vehicles making it difficult for the riders/drivers.

They have criticised the City Municipal Council for not doing its bit to address this menace.

Stray dog menace in common at Dairy Farm, Hosa Badavane, police quarters, convent junction, Ranipete and Mahadeva Pete and yet, the local body remains deaf towards the people’s grievances. The appeals made by citizens at least to take up animal birth control programme has gone unheard, the claimed.

According to a reality check, waste and refuse at meat stalls and hotels, dumped outside them are the source of problem. The stray dogs that feed on the left over, wait for their share of food as and when it is dumped.

Kohinoor Road, frequently thronged by tourists, is also not devoid of the problem as some of the tourists have sustained dog bites.

Dogs make their way beneath the vehicles to avoid sun for rest and later pounce on the people, if they try to shoo them away.

A section of public have demanded the CMC to ensure scientific waste disposal mechanism, apart from properly maintaining street lights.
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