A team of Jammu Municipal Corporation (JMC), led by Municipal Veterinary Officer (MVO), Dr. Zaffar Iqbal, today carried out a drive against stray animals and lifted 15 cattle from different areas of the city.
The drive was conducted in different areas of the city i.e Digiana, Channi, Gandhi Nagar, Trikuta Nagar, Satwari, Jewel, Gujjar Nagar, Janipur and Dream city Roop Nagar, on the directions of JMC mayor, Chander Mohan Gupta, deputy mayor, Purnima Sharma, and Commissioner, JMC, Arvind Kotwal.
During the drive, the JMC team lifted 15 stray animals.
Giving detail about the drive, Dr. Zaffar Iqbal said that majority of the dairy owners, after milking, let loose their animals on roads and streets resulting in frequent traffic jams and accidents.
He said that veterinary wing of JMC lifts the sick and injured stray animals round the clock and shifts them to municipal animal care center, Roop Nagar, for treatment.
He strictly added that a huge fine will be charged to the owners who will be found leaving their cattles loose unattended on the streets for any reasons. He reiterated that under internal tagging system, the owner of the left out cattle will be traced and their cattles will be locked away permanently and the owners will charged with huge fine for lawlessness.
This wing has lifts the stray cattle on daily basis and impounds them at cattle pound, Dogra Hall, he said.
He appealed to all the dairy owners to maintain the hygienic conditions in and around the dairy units by doing proper disposal of cow dung and not let loose their animals on roads and streets. Such drives will continue in as well, he said.