Drive launched in 2017

Patiala MC shifts 2,277 stray animals to pounds

Patiala MC shifts 2,277 stray animals to pounds

Stray cattle roam on a road in Patiala on Tuesday. Rajesh Sachar

Tribune News Service

Patiala, July 27

The Municipal Corporation has sent 2,277 head of cattle to various cattle pounds in the district since the beginning of a drive in 2017. Despite its effort, accidents caused by stray cattle continue to take place here.

One such accident that took place near DMW here last week took the life of a 49-year-old person who was the only breadwinner of a family. According to information, the man, who was on his way to his home from work, met with an accident caused by a stray animal.

A number of similar accidents have occurred in the city and residents have lodged complaints with the Municipal Corporation.

Officials said they had sent 2,277 head of cattle to various cattle pounds in the district. Of these, 418 head of cattle were shifted from April to December in 2017 and 710 from January to December in 2018. Similarly, 432 animals were sent to pounds from April to October, 2019, and 717 from November 2020 to date. Municipal Corporation Joint Commissioner Lal Vishwas said: “The process of shifting stray cattle is still going on.” He said: “Today, the corporation installed reflective collars on cattle as part of a drive.”

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