MLA Gurpreet Bassi Gogi, Deputy Commissioner Surbhi Malik and Commissioner of Police Mandeep Singh Sidhu on Tuesday flagged off two ambulances for treatment of stray dogs in the district.
Addressing the gathering during the event organized by District Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA), they said that the organization had been formed with the vision of preventing cruelty to animals and providing medical treatment to injured/ sick animals, both large and small.
They said that these two ambulances would benefit complete animal fraternity and help to save several animal deaths by ensuring prompt treatment besides timely controlling diseases.They said that as per study, the district had 25000 stray dogs, 8000 stray cows, 5000 horses, 8000 cats and others.
They pointed out that the aim of society was to ensure no animal die on roads of Ludhiana in want of treatment, ensuring dignity to animals and eliminating stray menace. They said that people could contact the 24x7 helpline number: 78370-18522 for treatment of any stray dog, cows and other treatment can be arranged by calling the helpline.
They said that the complaints of animal cruelty were being addressed through this helpline number and appropriate action were being taken to reduce cruelty against animals in the district.The representatives of NGO in Ludhiana Pooja Jain and others were also present.