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An octogenarian who takes care of stray canine alleged that MCD staff razed her jhuggi, store and makeshift shelter for the canines.

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New Delhi,UPDATED: Jan 3, 2023 09:05 IST

Pratima Devi,

Pratima Devi, a canine lover has been caring for stray canine in Delhi’s Saket space for a number of years. (Photograph ANI)

By India Today Web Desk: An octogenarian lady, who takes care of round 250–300 stray canine alleged that Municipal Company of Delhi (MCD) staff razed her jhuggi, store, and makeshift shelter for the canines.

Pratima Devi, 80, a canine lover, has been caring for stray canine in Delhi’s Saket space for a number of years.

“MCD staff demolished my jhuggi and store. They took away my belongings and in addition beat my canine. I’ve a minimum of 250–300 canine. I’m sitting below the tree now with my canine,” ANI quoted Pratima Devi as saying.

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She stated that she would maintain the canine so long as she lives. “Since morning, the canine haven’t been fed. I got here to Delhi in 1984. Since then, I’ve been caring for canine. I’m 80 years previous now. I shouldn’t have the bodily power to maneuver round or search for work. I wish to keep right here and maintain these canine for so long as I reside,” Pratima Devi added.

Earlier in 2017, she alleged that MCD razed her makeshift shelter for canine.

DOG MENANCE IN DELHI-NCR

Amid a rise in reviews of assaults on locals by pet canine, civic our bodies in Delhi and its neighbouring cities, together with Gurugram, Noida, and Ghaziabad, are taking motion to fight the upsurge in these assaults. A number of housing complexes have warned residents towards feeding stray canine and imposed hefty fines for non-compliance with the principles.

Being attentive to the spike in such instances, the Municipal Company of Delhi (MCD) has requested residents to get their pets registered and warned that motion might be taken for non-compliance with the norm.

READ: Stray dog menace: Civic bodies have failed us, say 90% people in a national survey

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