Bhubaneswar, May 23: With the extension of the lockdown period till May 31 midnight, the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) will continue feeding the stray animals including street dogs and bulls. In the first phase of the lockdown it had started on May 7.
Under the feeding process while 7.5 quintals of cooked food are prepared daily at the Saheed Nagar Veterinary Clinic campus for distribution in the morning and afternoon hours, 3 quintals of cattle feed are distributed among the stray bulls and cows across the city.
Of the canine food prepared under the supervision of the veterinary experts at their Saheed Nagar facility, 5 quintals are distributed around 8 to 10 am in the morning and the other between 4 and 6 pm in the afternoon hours. The cooked food for dogs has ingredients like rice, dal and chicken pieces.
In order to make the food distribution process participatory and people-centric, organisations engaged in the field of animal welfare are also roped in to take the responsibility. As the food distribution for animals is zone-based for effectiveness.
While the food quality for stray animals is checked by the experts at Sub-Divisional Veterinary Office of the Fisheries and Animal Resources Development Department, BMC provides logistics for the transportation of the cooked food and cattle feed to the various zones concerned.