Nagaland govt. to build dog shelter
Kohima, July 27 (EMN): Following the decision of the Nagaland Cabinet to ban the commercial import and trading of dogs, and sale of dog meat, an official from the department of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Services has said that they are planning to come up with a home dedicated for sheltering the animals.
He stated that the Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) has expressed serious concern about the issue of dogs and had asked the department to allot a block for housing the animals.
“For this issue, they are asking our department block,” the veterinarian, under the condition of anonymity, said while speaking to Eastern Mirror.
He informed that the department had a meeting with the home commissioner, to discuss about the possibility of a home to shelter the animals.
However, for the time being, he informed that they have allocated some space within the jurisdiction of the District Veterinary Hospital in Kohima to house 15 to 30 animals, “which is a temporary shelter”.
The official also said the department has not been intimated on anything so far after the Cabinet took the decision on the ban. “The government has not issued any directive to us till now,” he added.