| what kennel
capacity needed to sterilise 40000 dogs / year?
If 40,000 stray dogs are to be sterilised per year, i.e. 3,300
dogs per month, the kennel carrying capacity needed is 1300 'beds'
assuming that 2.5 dogs can be treated per month per 'bed' as a 10
day recovery period or so is required after sterilisation.
The capacity of the AWOs today is:
AIWA - 70 kennel carrying capacity
Ahimsa - 60
BSPCA - 50
WSD - 50
Total - 330
Total = 825 dogs can be sterilised per month.
At 80% operating capacity (getting dogs / slow recovery during monsoon,
etc.) = 660 dogs.
i.e. existing capacity needs to be doubled.
BTW, about 7000 dogs are being sterilised yearly. So there are some
bottlenecks to even the usage of the current capacity.
Anyway, where can new capacities be set up? Any known BMC areas
that someone can readily point out (away from residential areas).
WSD can double or triple capacity at its existing location if it
gets permissions from BMC to do so. What about other AWOs?
Pl advise. Because having enough sterilisation capacity is the first
pre-requisite to enable adequate number of sterilisations.
At a rate lesser than 40,000 sterilisations per year, dog population
can't easily decline even after a few years, even if the existing
stray dog population is only 2 lakhs, can it?
Dec 8, 2005