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Updated January 9th, 2024 at 19:12 IST

Rise in Stray Dog Bites Menace, Guardians of Greater Noida To Step-up Vigil

A 15-member committee has been formed by the residents to keep a strict vigil on stray dogs within the residential area.

Reported by: Simran Babbar
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As a preventive measure against the rising incidents of dog attacks in Greater Noida's Amrapali Centurian Park Society, a 15-member committee has been formed by the residents. This committee is taking on the responsibility of keeping a strict vigil on stray dogs within the residential area.

Expressing their concern over the increasing dog attacks in the high-rise residential community of Noida and Greater Noida, members of the Resident Welfare Association (RWA) decided to address the issue directly.

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The decision was prompted by recent incidents, including a viral video showing a pack of four aggressive dogs attacking a house help.

Amit Gupta, the RWA President of Centurian Society, told Republic, "Frequent incidents of dog attacks have driven us to find a solution to this menace. A few days ago, a video from our society went viral, depicting a pack of four aggressive dogs attacking a house help. This is often a result of dog lovers calling and feeding them, inadvertently encouraging other aggressive and unsterilised strays to attack society residents. Our initiative has led to a nearly 90% reduction in these attacks. While not the ideal solution, it empowers us to prioritise our safety."

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The 15-member committee, consisting of society members, patrols the premises with sticks in hand daily from 4 pm to 10 pm. The RWA vice president explained, "We initially designated a specific space as a feeding area for dog lovers in the society.

However, the practice of feeding strays within the society persisted. Following a recent alarming incident, residents are increasingly frustrated with the authorities and AOA (Apartment Owners' Association) regarding the presence of abandoned dogs in the community."

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In addition to the recurrent incidents involving society residents, a dispute arose between two parties after their pet dogs fought with each other at Amrapali Centurion Park Society last Thursday.

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Published January 9th, 2024 at 18:09 IST

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