KMC starts collecting data on stray dogs

 Kathmandu, March 9: The Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) has started collecting data on stray dogs to control dog menace in the Capital.

Chief at the KMC Public Health Division, Hari Shrestha said that as part of the three-year stray dog management programme, the campaign aims at controlling unnecessary increment of the population of stray dogs in the Kathmandu valley which has created various problems.

The campaign will be applicable to 35 Wards of the KMC and the data collection including data of those stray dogs infected with rabies and suffering from various other diseases will last almost a month in the first phase.

The campaign is started at the initiatives of the KMC and Humane International Society and it costs around Rs 35 million. According to an estimate, there are around 400,000 domestic and stray dogs in the valley.