SMC shifts injured horse to cattle farm

MUDASIR YAQOOB
Srinagar, Publish Date: Dec 7 2017 1:18AM | Updated Date: Dec 7 2017 1:18AM

Taking cognizance of a report published in Greater Kashmir about an injured horse abandoned at Chanapora here, Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) Wednesday shifted the animal to cattle farm at Tengpora here. 

A team of veterinary doctors led by Dr Ravi Singh, deputy director veterinary hospital today amputated injured leg of the horse. “We have followed medical procedure and given antibiotics and pain killer to the horse. A team of doctors will monitor his health for next few days,” Dr Ravi told Greater Kashmir.

“We have witnessed many such cases where an animal was wounded and left on road. Whenever people inform us, we start treatment of such animals,” he said.

He added that the veterinary hospital doesn’t have any vehicle which can ferry an animal to hospital for treatment.

“I have already taken up the matter with higher ups. But so far, no action has been taken,” he said.

SMC’s chief sanitation officer, Sofi Muhammad Akbar said the horse has been shifted horse to safer place.”

No one has so far claimed ownership of horse. Locals believe that the horse has been abandoned by its owner after the animal suffered injuries and couldn’t be used for any purpose. The horse was lying near Sir Syed Lane Chanapora from past four days.

Sana Khan, a girl of Chanapora, who was taking care of the horse from past four days, expressed happiness.  

“I am thankful to all of those who came forward and saved the horse,” she said.

She said that authorities must be proactive in such cases. “It is painful to see any animal dying on the road when we can save them,” she said.

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