Law for Animals Category

  In the backdrop of continued ‘conflict’ between those feeding their community dogs and neighbors/ Resident Welfare Associations (RWA’s) and apathy of the police and the Municipal Corporation of Delhi to support the dog feeders, several petitions were filed at the Delhi High Court in 2009. These were (given as Case No.’s & Case titles):     W.P.(CRL) 467/2009; CITIZENS FOR THE WELFARE & PROTECTION OF ANIMALS & ANR. Vs. STATE & ORS. CRL.M.C. 1862/2009; SONYA GHOSH Vs. STATE GOVT. OF N.C.T. OF DELHI & ANR. W.P.(CRL)1101/2009; SIMMY MALHOTRA Vs.Read More
For use of all citizens voluntary feeding stray dogs in their residential colonies/ localities: Stray feeding guidelines by the Department of Personnel & Training, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, New Delhi letter no.F.No.30/9/2006-WELFARE dated 26.5.2006, applicable for: Treatment of strays by government servants: If any Govt. Servant indulges in act of cruelty to animals he will be making himself liable for action under Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act. Besides, punishment under the Act, he would also make himself liable for action under CCS (Conduct) Rules for conductRead More
Sonia Rogers (petitioner) vs State of Haryana & Ors (respondents) Download High Court Judgement (5MB PDF): This is in context of individual(s) who tend to and feed stray dogs and are involved in spay/neuter and/or vaccination of strays; Sonia Rogers (petitioner) vs State of Haryana & Ors (respondents); CRM No M 13967 of 2010; in view of Section 289 IPC, Section 482 CrPC, & the Animal Birth Control Rules (Dogs) 2001 enacted under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act (1960) Responsible feeding of dogs in a locality should go handRead More
The entire book Chutki’s Experiences published both in English & Kannada is © Shamalatha Rao. Content and pictures here are used with permission. Read the book to understand why’s Chutki, the little stray puppy, is wondering why are dogs displaced and then blamed for all the dog-fights and human frights – when humans are responsible! Shamlatha Rao has put together an entire book as a play for children – and it is an outstanding effort because of the lucidity with which complex, including legal, issues are highlighted. She uses ‘speakingRead More

Posted On July 25, 2011By straysadminIn Law for Animals

Information & Laws about dogs in India

You will find the richest sources of data in population, rabies control and other issues pertaining to strays here. Animal Birth Control (Dogs) Rules, 2001: Official Notification on 24th December, 200 Press Release (5 Aug 2011): Press Release on Forensics of Sandeeps death by US Team Forensic Report (4 Aug 2011) by James Crosby on the death of Sandeep at New Yelahanka Town in Bangalore on 1 July 2001: Full text of forensic evidence review by US experts made public for the first time: Sandeep’s death not because of animals Report (TheRead More
Bengaluru, 20th July 2010: The Animal Welfare Board of India (AWBI) and The Voice of Stray Dogs (, a voluntary organization that works for the cause of stray dogs in Bengaluru met today in the city to speak on issues of dislocation and culling of dogs on a scale that has taken alarming proportions in recent times. Dr. S. Chinni Krishna, co-founder and chairman of Blue Cross-India, Mrs. Amala Akkineni, reputed actress, founder of Blue Cross, Hyderabad and a member of the AWBI and Rakesh Shukla, Founder Volunteer of TheRead More