Indore : After receiving hard comments from the high court on the dog menace prevailing in the city, the IMC officials organised a meeting of the health department at the IMC headquarters.

The aim of the meeting was to inform all the zonal inspectors to initiate counting of dogs in their respective areas. The zonal inspectors of all the wards were also available in the meeting.

An NGO of the city is operating at least 20 dogs a day, after the report is made, it would be easier to chart out the number of dogs to be operated on daily basis to control their ever increasing birth rate.

Sources claimed that earlier it was informed that if the NGO doesn’t operate at least 25 dogs a day then the IMC can impose a fine on it. But after the tentative number of dogs in the city is ascertained, NGOs working would become easier.

When enquired about the process of ascertaining the number, officials said that every zonal inspector would be asked to give a tentative data of the dogs in a particular area and on the basis of which, a tentative data bank of stray dogs will be ascertained.

The report of the same would be developed within 3 days.

“At present, the number of dogs available in the city isn’t known but after the drive completes a tentative data would be available with the corporation,” said Dr Uttam Yadav, In-charge of the Kamla Nehru Prani Sanghralaya.

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