DC Leh chairs SPCA meeting

Calls for vehicular speed limit to prevent harm to animals in Leh

Leh, Jul 1: In order to discuss issues related to safety and security of animals in the district, Deputy Commissioner Leh Avny Lavasa who is also the Chairperson of Society for the Protection of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) Leh, chaired a meeting with the members of SPCA at Animal Husbandry Department premises, Changspa today.
Secretary SPCA Dr. Mohammad Iqbal, Executive Officer Municipal Committee Leh Razdan, Jt. Secretary SPCA Phuntsog Wangyal, veterinary doctors, officials and members of AHD and SPCA, were also present during the meeting.
The members urged for regulation of vehicular speed limit especially in and around Leh city to keep a check on serious injuries and even death of animals. Conduct of awareness programmes to educate people about the importance of animal welfare to be conducted in future was also discussed. Regarding the awareness programme, Chairperson Lavasa directed them to prepare a presentation.
SPCA, working in collaboration with Animal Husbandry Department Leh, updated Chairperson Lavasa discussed in detail issues pertaining to staff strength and their salaries.
It is pertinent to mention here that SPCA works towards safety and security of animals and other then Animal Husbandry, Superintendent of Police, Divisional Forest Officer, Wild-life Department and District Panchayat Officer are the executive members of SPCA.