Vet Council of Indian issued a notification to vets to ban the practice of docking & ear clipping on the back of AWBI’s recommendation

The President, Veterinary Council of India informed the Chairperson, Animal Welfare Board of India (AWBI) that pursuant to AWBI issuing an advisory against tail docking and ear cropping of dogs, the Veterinary Council of India has written to the Registrars of all Veterinary/Agricultural Universities having veterinary facilities, the Registrars of all State Veterinary Councils, the Deans […]

Know your and your animals’ rights: Delhi High Court orders on feeding strays

In the backdrop of continued ‘conflict’ between those feeding their community dogs and neighbors/ Resident Welfare Associations (RWA’s) and apathy of the police and the Municipal Corporation of Delhi to support the dog feeders, several petitions were filed at the Delhi High Court in 2009. These were (given as Case No.’s & Case titles): W.P.(CRL) […]

Delhi HC prompts that ‘human welfare’ must feature in animal welfare

While caring for stray dogs, animal lovers must consider safety and concerns of neighbours and rules of government authorities In the backdrop of continued ‘conflict’ between those feeding their community dogs and neighbours/ Resident Welfare Associations (RWAs) and apathy of the police and the Municipal Corporation of Delhi to support the dog feeders, several petitions […]

Know Your Rights: Stray Dog Feeding Guidelines by Department of Personnel & Training, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions & AWBI

For use of all citizens voluntary feeding stray dogs in their residential colonies/ localities: Stray feeding guidelines by the Department of Personnel & Training, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, New Delhi letter no.F.No.30/9/2006-WELFARE dated 26.5.2006, applicable for: Treatment of strays by government servants: If any Govt. Servant indulges in act of cruelty to animals […]

Information & Laws about dogs in India

You will find the richest sources of data in population, rabies control and other issues pertaining to strays here. Animal Birth Control (Dogs) Rules, 2001: Official Notification on 24th December, 200 Press Release (5 Aug 2011): Press Release on Forensics of Sandeeps death by US Team Forensic Report (4 Aug 2011) by James Crosby on the death of Sandeep […]

Know your and your animals’ rights: Sonia Rogers (petitioner) vs State of Haryana & Ors (respondents)

Sonia Rogers (petitioner) vs State of Haryana & Ors (respondents) Download High Court Judgement (5MB PDF): This is in context of individual(s) who tend to and feed stray dogs and are involved in spay/neuter and/or vaccination of strays; Sonia Rogers (petitioner) vs State of Haryana & Ors (respondents); CRM No M 13967 of 2010; in view of […]

Follow ABC rules to care for strays, says Haryana HC to dog feeders

In the Sonia Rogers (petitioner) vs State of Haryana & Ors (respondents), the HC ruled in favour of the former, granting permission to care for stray dogs Download High Court Judgement (5MB PDF): This is in context of individual(s) who tend to and feed stray dogs and are involved in spay/neuter and/or vaccination of strays; Sonia Rogers […]

Follow ABC rules to care for strays, says Haryana HC to dog feeders

In the Sonia Rogers (petitioner) vs State of Haryana & Ors (respondents), the HC ruled in favour of the former, granting permission to care for stray dogs Download High Court Judgement (5MB PDF): This is in context of individual(s) who tend to and feed stray dogs and are involved in spay/neuter and/or vaccination of strays; Sonia Rogers […]