Indore has won cleanest city of India award third time in a row. As a resident of the city it’s really a matter of pride.
On contrary there are certain ill effects of this clean city campaign on stray animal like dogs , cows ,pigs etc. The population of stray dogs in city is more than 80,000. These dogs are mainly dependent on leftover food thrown by people on streets or in the garbage bins. Since last 3 years during this clean Indore Campaign there are no leftover food found on streets so it is really impossible for these stray dogs to find food, hence they are dying due to lack of food and water. There has been a rise in cases of dog bites in last 3 years as these animals are deprived of basic need of food and water. This scarcity has caused havoc to these poor souls. If we consider these dog bite cases as behavioural reaction of lack of basic necessity to live then it is easier to understand the reason behind the aggressive behaviour of the stray dogs. There is a method to rectify the current situation of increasing stray dogs population in Indore is by sterilisation. This program of sterilization is undertaken by Nagar Nigam rigorously. But the effect of sterilization will be actually seen after couple of years, until then there has to be a mechanism under which stray dogs should be fed on daily basis as every life has a right to live. Animal welfare Society in Indore works for betterment of these homeless animals. We understand the need of saving these stray dogs as they are important part of the food chain. We undertake educational programs in which we train residents the importance of establishing food stations in societies and keeping track of rabies vaccination of the stray dogs. Animal Welfare Society in Indore also runs free rabies vaccination camps along with rescuing injured animals round the clock. We provide shelter and medical facilities to about 100 injured stray dogs along with cows and cats.