GUNTUR: Around 100 street dogs were found dead in a garbage yard at Purushottampatnam in Chilakaluripet constituency. The incident came to light when animal rights activist Tejovanth Anupoju of Help for Animals society brought the issue to the notice of district collector I Samuel Anand Kumar.
The collector directed district panchayath officer (DPO) to conduct an inquiry and take appropriate action.
In his complaint to the collector, Tejovanth said the killing of street dogs continues due to lack of awareness about laws and lack of sensitivity in dealing with the strays.
He said the village authorities were ordering killing of street dogs and dumping them in open places posing serious threat to public health.
“Such open dumping will cause dangerous diseases and will make people sick,” said Tejovanth.
He said they were urging the authorities to go for sterilization of dogs. “The killing of animals is a violation of all animal protection laws and the Supreme Court verdicts,” he said.