Animal Birth Control Programme at Veterinary Polyclinic, Mavellikara
under the aegis of JCI, Mavelikkara Royal City.
Taking cue from the recent uprising of the stray dog population leading to several reported casualties in human beings, Junior Chamber International Mavelikara Royal city had formulated a project on scientific and civilized method of controlling stray dog population as per the directives promulgated by the Animal Welfare Board of India.
The project envisaged the existing policy of TNR ( Trap, Neuter and Release) protocol. The stray animal groups in and around Mavelikara town were identified and marked.Trained veterinary assistants of SPCA Kollam were hired for the catching, caging, feeding and preoperative preparation and post operative feeding and attention.
The operative tasks were carried out by trained Veterinarians from different parts of the state who sacrificed their personal affinities for the cause of public health.
The procedure was carried out on 31 stray dogs and they were later released to their territorial preferences.The whole programme had set a model for carrying out similar activities with government support and cooperation of NGOs.
The significance of the role played by Veterinarians in ensuring human health, through their silent activities each and every day, has not caught public attention. The role played by Vets in eradicating Avian Influenza outbreak and the great role they performed in diagnosing and combating the Anthrax outbreak in Pathanamthitta District of Kerala, risking their own lives is hereby acknowledged by The Indian Veterinary Association, Kerala.