Working under the presidentship of Sh. Ajit Balaji Joshi, IAS (Deputy Commissioner), Society for prevention of Cruelty to Animals in coordination with the Department of Animal Husbandry U.T. Chandigarh organized Massive Anti Rabies drive in the villages of U.T. Chandigarh in last two months.
These camps were held in village Kaimbwala, Behlana, Daria, Raipur khurd, Makhan Majra and Raipur Kalan, Mauli Jagran, Kishangarh, Khuda Alisher, Khuda Lahora & Khuda Jassu and Dhanas from 17thMay, 2017 to 19th July, 2017. During the camps 745 dogs were vaccinated free of cost against Rabies. Out of which 288 pets and 457 stray dogs vaccinated.
On the eve of last camp at village Sarangpur, Capt. Karnail Singh, PCS, Director Animal Husbandry-cum-Vice President SPCA revealed that these camps were great success and proved to be very useful for livestock owners. In future also such types of camps will be organized in villages of Chandigarh in coordination with Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Chandigarh on yearly basis to combat dreadful disease of Rabies in Animals as well as its transmission in human beings.
These Camps were organized under the supervision of Dr. Kanwarjit Singh, Joint Director Animal Husbandry –cum-Hony General Secretary SPCA, Gram Panchayat village, Veterinary Doctors of Animal Husbandry Department. During the camps pamphlets were distributed and also short film was displayed for the awareness of residents regarding how to prevent Animals from Rabies and fight against the scare of stray dogs. The Department was able to organize such successful camps with tremendous support of public in villages and co-operation of Gram Panchayat.