Ban on feed­ing dogs in Maz­gaon Gar­dens raises lo­cals’ hack­les

The Times of India (Mumbai edition) - - TIMES CITY -

Mum­bai: A board put up by the BMC at the en­trance of By­culla’s Joseph Bap­tista Gar­den, pop­u­larly known as Maz­gaon Gar­dens, has up­set an­i­mal lovers in the area. The board states that pets can­not be al­lowed in the gar­den, which stands above Bhan­dar­wada Hill reser­voir, and no an­i­mal can be fed there.

Hav­isha Daisy Irani, a lo­cal who has been feed­ing strays in the gar­den for years, said, “The strays were left here by the BMC af­ter ster­il­iz­ing them. Who is go­ing to feed them?”. Gar­den depart­ment of­fi­cials said the board was placed by the hy­draulic en­gi­neer­ing depart­ment as the place stands on a reser­voir.

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