MCD's Act Leaves 250-300 Dogs Shivering in Delhi's Cold

Canines shivering in Delhi

Municipal Corporation of Delhi workers razed a shanty in Delhi's Saket and that left up to 300 dogs without even a makeshift shelter

Up to 300 dogs left in
the cold

An octogenarian woman, who takes care of around 250–300 stray dogs alleged that MCD workers razed her shanty, shop, and makeshift shelter for the canines

What caretaker says

Pratima Devi, 80, a dog lover, says she has been taking care of stray dogs in Delhi's Saket area for several years

'Sitting under the tree with dogs'

'MCD workers demolished my shop. They took away my belongings and also beat my dogs. I have at least 250–300 dogs. I am sitting under the tree now with my dogs,' ANI quoted Pratima Devi

'Dogs haven't been fed'

'Since morning, the dogs have not been fed. I do not have the physical strength to move around or look for work. I want to take care of these dogs for as long as I live,' says Pratima Devi

What MCD says

A senior municipal official said the demolition was part of a routine encroachment removal drive as the shanty was illegally built on public land

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Feeding stray dogs frowned

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What MCD tells pet owners

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