We can control the population of homeless dogs through a comprehensive and well planned Animal Birth Control (ABC) program rather than killing them, which is against the law and does not go well with our cultural ethos of love and compassion for animals.
The ABC process begins with catching the male/female dog in a humane way. The dog is observed overnight and prepared for surgery that is conducted the next day. During the surgery, while the dog is still under the effect of anaesthesia, its right ear is notched and an identification collar is put on. A special post-surgery space is provided and the necessary medication is administered. Post-surgery, the dog is given an anti-rabies vaccination. After the convalescent period passes the animal is released at the location where it was originally picked up.
KSPCA will continue to effectively implement an Animal Birth Control Program (ABC) in and around Kodaikanal as done until the year 2002.
May 2017 we launched the ABC/ARV program along with the Kodaikanal municipality and in collaboration with HSI (India) and have aimed to put in place a humane , long term program for management and care of street dogs.
Details of the ABC ARV program from May 15th to July 8th 2017
|May15th to June15th 2017||174||142||316|
|June16th to July8th 2017||110||75||185|
|Total number of dogs (ABC/ARV)||284||217||501|