Bengaluru: Over the last seven years, the stray dog population of the city has almost doubled. This was revealed in the latest dog census carried out by the BBMP. According to the census report, 45.76 percent of stray dogs on the street have not undergone Animal Birth Control (ACB). This census was carried out in association with WVS, Goa.
According to the census, in the year 2012, 1.85 lakh stray dogs were found in the city. Now, it has increased to 3.10 lakhs. Among them, 1.42 lakh dogs are yet to get ACB treatment.
The highest number of stray dogs was found in the RR Nagar zone where 52,961 stray dogs were counted at the time of the census. Dasarahalli recorded the lowest number of stray dogs with just 23,170 dogs.
The sexual ratio among stray dogs is also very interesting. According to the census report, 2.06 percent of stray dogs are male while less than half (1.03 lakhs) of the dogs are female. Only 1.68 lakh stray dogs have undergone the ABC procedure.