Pune: The Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation has decided to set up an animal dispensary and shelter home for cats, stray and pet dogs.
The dispensary and shelter home would be run in association with non-government organisation (NGO) People for Animal. The facility would offer medical treatment to pet animals at nominal fees.
According to the Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC) general body agenda, the case paper fee for a pet’s treatment would be Rs 20, while treatments such as anti-rabies vaccination would cost Rs 100. While X-ray of smaller-size animals would cost Rs 250, sonography would cost Rs 350. In case of hospitalisation, the per-day treatment charge would be Rs 300. Vasectomy of a dog would cost Rs 1,200, while that of a cat would be done for Rs 1,300.
The agenda envisages that the NGO would appoint at least two veterinary surgeons at the shelter homes to take care of the animals, for which they have demanded an honorarium of Rs 50,000.
Social activist Maruti Bhapkar said the twin towns have been through the stray dog menace and despite years of effort, the civic body couldn’t curb it. Residents, mostly who commute during the night, have met with accidents

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