World Animal Day Celebrated in Chandigarh
Chandigarh, 4th October 2019: The Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals celebrated the World Animal Day, an International day of action for Animal Rights and Welfare today at Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Sector-38, Chandigarh. Sh. Mandeep Singh Brar, Deputy Commissioner, U.T.-cum-President, SPCA was also present at the occasion.
World Animal Day is observed worldwide on this date every year in honour of St Francis of Assisi-an animal lover and patron saint for animals. In this regard, the Animal Welfare activities were started a week ago as an endeavour of SPCA-Chandigarh with Human Awareness Camp at GCCBA, Sector 50, Chandigarh and culminated today with World Animal Day celebration at Sector-38 situated Animal Shelter of SPCA.
On this awareness drive week Dr. Kanwarjit Singh, Joint Director-AH-cum-HGS, SPCA, Chandigarh and four Veterinary Officers of the Animal Husbandry department educated the audiences with an aim to bring a change in people’s perspective. The students of Dev Samaj College, Sector 36, students of DAV Public School, Sector-8 and staff of SPCA and Department of Animal Husbandry participated in the awareness drive. This event was aimed to raise the status of Animals and improved upon their welfare standards.
Apart from Humane Education programme, SPCA, Chandigarh undertook a dog adoption campaign for stray and abandoned dogs. In this a total of three dogs were adopted by the citizens. Another 5 dogs which have recovered well after treatment at SPCA hospital were released back to their respective areas of habitation from where they were picked.
To sensitize the livestock owners of Milk Colony, Dhanas, a campaign was carried out by Field Inspector, SPCA with the help of volunteers. In this campaign the five violators of Animal Welfare were duly challaned under Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Act, 1960.