Bhubaneswar: Animal welfare has been taken up as a priority by Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) that has joined hands with People for Animals (PFA) for providing health care for stray animals as well as pets in the city. BMC will now be providing logistical support for the PFA’s rehabilitation-cum-treatment centre at Ranasinghpur near AIIMS.
In-charge of the PFA centre Amulya Nayak, said, “BMC is helping us in logistics like the bull and cattle transport vehicles and providing other items for cleaning and purifying the premises at Ransinghpur.’’
Cattle, dogs, cats, monkeys, mongoose, squirrels and owls are treated at the centre. Currently seven bulls and 12 dogs are staying inside the centre.
Apart from injured animals, the Ranasinghpur centre of BMC-PFA is also dealing with stray animals. Many people also come forward and adopt them.
“If they give an offer to BMC to set up the second Animal Birth Control (ABC) centre for sterilizing dogs inside their Ransinghpur campus, then BMC will definitely come forward and do the needful as per provisions,” said BMC Additional Commissioner Alok Kumar Kar, who is in-charge of ABC and animal welfare programmes.
It can be mentioned here that the ABC programme of BMC is currently being managed through the Veterinary Polyclinic in Saheed Nagar.