Cattle death toll rises to 26 at Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

Cattle death toll rises to 26 at Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
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The revenue, municipal and animal husbandry department authorities on Wednesday attended to the urgent needs of animals in SPCA (Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) care centre here as per the directive of East Godavari collector Kartikeya Mishra.

Kakinada: The revenue, municipal and animal husbandry department authorities on Wednesday attended to the urgent needs of animals in SPCA (Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) care centre here as per the directive of East Godavari collector Kartikeya Mishra.

The revenue and municipal authorities took the initiative to clean the premises and clearing carcasses of cows and calves from the premises. According to sources, 15 more animals died on Wednesday alone making the total to 26 in the last three days.

Joint director of animal husbandry Venkateswara Rao along with the staff visited the sick and starving animals. The authorities arranged food, water and other facilities at the care centre. They noticed that there were more than 400 animals at the centre as against the limit of 250 only.

When contacted on the affairs of SPCA care centre, Kakinada RDO L Raghu Babu admitted that there were lapses on part of the 15-member private committee in providing day to day care to the animals in the centre. The RDO said that as per the directive of High Court, the management of the care centre had been handed over to the present private committee in 2015.

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