Residents demand cemetery to bury dead animals, birds in Kalyan-Dombivli

Animal lovers within the twin cities of Kalyan and Dombivli have demanded a cemetery for the burial of lifeless animals and birds within the metropolis limits.

Mahesh Bankar, animal activist, has written to the Kalyan-Dombivli Municipal Company (KDMC) chief lately demanding a crematorium or a cemetery for animals and birds as often they’re dumped wherever throughout town.

“Folks don’t have any place to bury their pets. Even these animals discovered lifeless on the roads don’t have any cemeteries. Throughout the chicken flu, there was no particular house for the birds to be buried,” mentioned Bankar.

President of Resqink Affiliation for Wildlife Welfare (RAWW), Pawan Sharma, mentioned, “There was demand to have a burial floor or cremation house for animals and birds. Nonetheless, not one of the civic our bodies has taken initiative for this. There isn’t any correct means for burying or cremating the animals and birds. There also needs to be a approach to hint the proprietor of a pet or farm animal in case an animal is discovered lifeless. No such measures are taken, which is why the lifeless animals and birds wind up in dumping grounds or are buried in any random place.”

Suhar Pawar, secretary, Wild Animal and Reptile Rescue Discovered (WARR) Basis, added, “The KDMC doesn’t have any knowledge on what number of pet canines or birds are there in its limits. That is the fundamental requirement in relation to growing a cemetery or crematorium for pets. Once more, the stray canines are often dumped in mud bins after which they wind up within the dumping grounds. The rag pickers there set them ablaze, which is a incorrect apply.”

In 2019, a number of cows had been discovered lifeless in a farm alongside the highway parallel to Titwala-Ambivli railway observe and so they had been left within the farm. This had led to foul scent within the space for greater than a month and residents had even raised a criticism.

Anagha Mohite, 39, a resident of Khadakpada, Kalyan (W) mentioned, “There was no registration required with the civic physique after we adopted a pet 5 years again. One in all my mates, who misplaced her pet, confronted problem find a spot to bury it. Additionally, she didn’t obtain any steering from the company.”

Ramdas Kokare, deputy commissioner of KDMC, mentioned, “Earlier, the lifeless animals had been merely thrown into the dumping floor. Nonetheless, now we have now began burying the animals on the floor. As soon as the Adharwadi dump yard is cleared, we should discover a designated place for the burial of animals and birds, which shall be performed concurrently. The current chicken flu has raised the necessity to have a selected house for animals and birds and we’re engaged on it.”

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