GUWAHATI, Feb 28 - On the occasion of World Spay Day, Just Be Friendly (JBF) distributed dog food to stray dogs in the city today. �The JBF had also planned a birth control operation of pet dogs at subsidised rates and of community dogs based on the support they would receive. Unfortunately, not a single dog was brought for the purpose,� a press release issued here stated.
�This shows lack of awareness among the people regarding the increasing population of dogs and spread of deadly diseases, which, in turn, would disturb the peaceful coexistence between man and dog,� it said. JBF has extended its offer for the next one month to let people avail the opportunity.
To create awareness among the people, it has also launched a video on YouTube portraying its activities on birth control operations and anti-rabies vaccination of street dogs.
Held on the last Tuesday of February, World Spay Day draws attention to spay/neuter as a proven means of saving the lives of companion animals, community (feral and stray) cats, and street dogs.