New Delhi: Twelve newborn puppies from two dogs were allegedly thrown out from a posh society to curb ‘dog menace’.
However, the action taken by the society irked the animal rights activists and a member of People For Animals (PFA) registered an FIR against the society secretary, the security agency and the builder under sections for cruelty with animals.
The incident occurred on Sunday evening when the security guards of Prateek Wisteria, a posh high rise at Sector 77 of Noida, pushed 12 newborn puppies out of the society gates following an RWA order. A local PFA member Kaveri Rana Bhardwaj was informed about the incident by a dog lover of the society. The very next day she visited the locality but found only nine out of the 12 puppies that were thrown out.
“The poor puppies were not even a month old and could barely walk. Three of them are missing and rest of them had taken shelter in an empty plot near the society. I don’t know what happened to the three puppies,” Kaveri told reporters here.
When she tried to enquire about the incident, the security guard of the society confirmed that the puppies were thrown out following RWA orders. After a failed talk with the RWA for reuniting the puppies with their mothers, Kaveri went to the local police station and filed an FIR against the secretary of the society, the security agency and the builder under sections 428 and 429 of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (PCA) Act.
A senior official posted with Sector 49 police station of Noida said, “We have registered a case against the society following the complaint of a woman. The case is being investigated.”
However, the officer said that they have also registered an FIR against the PFA members following a complaint from the society secretary who accused them for threatening her.
Repeated attempts to contact the RWAs turned futile. The officer investigating this case, however, said that the residents threw the puppies out alleging too many incidents of dog bites.
“The proper way to handle such situations is to call the animal shelter home or the authority. The case is under investigation,” he said.