Sterilization Drive at Delhi Cantonment
After one year of perseverance, Friendicoes SECA has joined hands with the Indian Army to run a Animal Birth Control Unit at the Capital’s Army base – Delhi Cantonment. This initiative was spearheaded by Col. (Dr) Rajat Srivastava on behalf of the armed forces. An avid dog lover he has been a driving force behind the project.
After getting necessary permissions from the top brass of the army and convincing them of the importance of sterilization, the project was then handed over to Col. Lakshmikant of Remount Veterinary Corps. who set up the ABC unit in a bungalow opposite the base hospital. The unit is spacious and an ideal place to carry out the operations and hold the dogs for postoperative care.
The project was formally inaugurated on the 20th of October by the General Officer Commanding, Delhi Cant and Major General Kharb, Chairman of the Animal Welfare Board of India. A host of other dignitaries also attended the event.
Friendicoes aims to sterilize 1800 dogs over the course of 1 year. Dr. Rathore of Friendicoes is the vet in charge of carrying out the operations with the help of one Para vet and one helper, to look after the canines post operative care. Gautam Barat, co founder, Friendicoes said “Till date 175 dogs have already been sterilized and safely released back in to their territories. We are delighted to be involved in this project and hope to continue a working relationship with the armed forces for the welfare of stray