ADC urges residents to adopt stray dogs

TAWANG, 23 May: Tawang ADC Lobsang Tsering has urged the residents here to adopt stray dogs, in order to “tackle the increasing number of stray dogs.”

During a meeting held here on Monday regarding the increasing number of stray dogs and how to manage them, the ADC said that it had been proposed to set up a “dog shelter” in an earlier meeting but it could not be realised “due to many reasons.”

“We categorise even the dogs and prefer to keep high breeds. Instead, let us do the charity and bring a good solution to solve the problem, taking example from Pratima Devi, a ragpicker in Delhi who takes care of more than 400 dogs,” Tsering said.

Tawang ZPC Leki Gombu, who also attended the meeting, advocated giving the responsibility to an NGO or an individual “to follow up the work,” and suggested the name of NGO Tangyom Tsogpa, which has been working for animal welfare since 2012.

He also urged every family in Tawang to adopt stray dogs, and requested the panchayat members and GBs of the district to create awareness in this regard.

Representatives of paramilitary forces, GBs, members of NGOs and the market welfare committee, the DVO, and the SP also offered suggestions with regard to proper management of stray dogs in Tawang. (DIPRO)