Uttarakhand High Court directs municipalities to remove aggressive stray dogs, 13/07/2022

  • 13/07/2022

The Uttarakhand High Court directed the Nagarpalika, Nainital to survey the stray dogs within the town and to identify and remove only the aggressive dogs within the pack and remove them and place them in dog pound.

"A balance has to struck between the rights of the stray dogs on the one hand and human being on the other hand and the life and liberty of the human beings cannot be sacrificed while preserving the rights of the stray dogs in the area," the bench of Chief Justice Vipin Sanghi and Justice Ramesh Chandra Khulbe of the Uttarakhand High Court said.

Nagarpalika, Nainital has been asked to file an affidavit on the steps taken to sterilize the stray dogs. These directions have to be implemented across Uttarakhand through all the municipalities. The Secretary, Urban Development and Local Bodies and the Secretary, Animal Husbandry have been entrusted with communicating the High Court order and ensuring compliance.