An­i­mals, ex­otic birds res­cued from de­pot

■ An­i­mals to be given for adop­tion after they re­cover

Deccan Chronicle - - City - RAJESWARI PARASA | DC

The Greater Hy­der­abad Mu­nic­i­pal Cor­po­ra­tion on Fri­day res­cued around 30 high-breed dogs, rab­bits, a Per­sian cat, 19 hens and a few ex­otic birds from a scrap de­pot in Tel­la­pur Huda Colony where they were be­ing main­tained tem­po­rar­ily by Ram­gopal Reddy, a watch­man.

Peo­ple for An­i­mals filed a com­plaint at RC Pu­ram po­lice sta­tion against the watch­man.

“Mr Reddy, who works as a watch­man at a farm­house, was keep­ing high-breed dogs at a scrap de­pot for a year now and these an­i­mals were kept in to­tally un­hy­gienic con­di­tions, with­out any pro­tec­tion from heat or cold,” a po­lice of­fi­cial said. “They were kept in con­gested cages and their feed­ing bowls were kept in a con­gested place. There was foul smell all around. Some were even chained.”

A case has been reg­is­tered un­der Sec­tion (A) of Preven­tion of Cru­elty to An­i­mals Act, 1960.

“We came to know about this from some an­i­mal lovers in Huda Colony of Nal­la­gandla,” said Mr Joshi from Peo­ple for An­i­mals. “When we went to check, we found all those an­i­mals in pa­thetic and un­hy­gienic con­di­tions. Then, with the help of po­lice and a GHMC team, we res­cued them and shifted them to our emer­gency res­cue home.”

Ac­cord­ing to PFA, the res­cued an­i­mals would now be given up for adop­tion once they re­cover. Some of the res­cued dogs in­cluded Ger­man Shep­herds, Labradors and Pomera­ni­ans. There were also rab­bits, hens and cocks, pi­geons and other ex­otic birds like cock­atiel.

A dog is seen suf­fer­ing after it was con­fined in a tiny cage.

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