Jahangeer Ganaie

Rise in canine numbers scares Tral residents

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Pulwama: The increasing numbers of stray dogs in Tral sub division of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district has become a cause of grave concern for the inhabitants of the area.

Locals said that the problem has assumed a serious dimension with concerned authorities turning a deaf ear to the public outcry.

People from main town Tral said that herds of dogs can be seen on the prowl causing inconvenience to general public.

They said that increasing number in these stray dogs are posing a grave threat to the life of people and the movement of people, especially children, elders and women has become difficult during morning and evening hours.

People have alleged that the mysterious rise in dog population was due to their transportation from urban areas during night hours.

They said that canines are caught from various areas and released in and around Tral Township.

They appealed the concerned authorities to tackle the menace at an earliest for the convenience of the people.

Inhabitants alleged that the authorities are doing nothing to control the menace.

Farooq Ahmad Trali, Chairman citizen council Tral said that the dogs are posing a grave threat to the life of people as the movement of children and elderly has virtually become impossible especially during the morning and evening hours.

Due to large number of dogs, people especially elderly and children feel unsafe in venturing out of their homes, he said.

Locals from the area have appealed the concerned authorities to take measures to ttackle the menace at an earliest.

Jahangeer Ganaie

Jahangeer Ganaie is a reporter and covers regional news and can be contacted ganaie@kashmirvision.in

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