In a letter no. 24-18/11-12/AWB dated 10th June 2011 & addressed to Dr Srinivasalu (Founder & General Secretary of Animal Welfare Society – AWS) the Animal Welfare Boar of India (AWBI) highlighted that the AWS facility at Queens Road, Bangalore, despite sevaral assurances given by AWS to AWBI has not improved its performance. This letter came close at the heels of an inspection from an AWBI appointed team. The letter stated that:
- Stray dogs are caught inhumanely
- Dogs are not being released in in their original habitatanimals are released in groups and not individually
- Small puppies are being operated
AWBI further stated that it took a very serious view that AWS acted in an “unprofessional manner” and “purely for commercial gain” without any commitment to the “welfare of stray dogs”.
This letter was given as a “last warning to AWS to improve its operations to follow the AWBI’s SOP on ABC” failing which “AWS will de-recognized and debarred from conducting any Animal Welfare Program in India“.
This letter was sent with a copy to:
- Municipal Commissioner BBMP
- Secretary Urban Development, Karnataka
- Director Animal Husbandry, Govt of Karnataka
- Ms Suparna Ganguly, CUPA
It is clear that AWS & the monitoring bodies of the ABC program in Karnataka have failed the dogs, and countless lives have been lost in the most inhumane manner before and after the said letter was sent to AWS.
A copy of this letter was made available to the AWS office in Bangalore and to BBMP officials at the time of carrying out the inspection. Inspection report is available here