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Himachal: SMC offers free parking, 100 pc discount on garbage bill for adopting stray dogs

In a move to get rid of stray dogs in the area, the Shimla Municipal Corporation (SMC) on Sunday passed a resolution to offer free parking and 100% discount on the garbage collection fee to households for adopting stray dogs.Speaking to ANI, Pankaj Rai, Commissioner, SMC, said: Initially, this scheme was not included in the proposal. Earlier, we offered 50% off the garbage bill, but after viewing the response of the people, we thought that more people should join the adoption scheme. So, we offered free parking and exempted people from the garbage bill for adopting stray dogs, along with free registration and vaccination charges. He further stated that so far 33 stray dogs have been adopted under individual adoption, while the SMC is inviting different NGOs and RWAs for community adoption. An agreement will be signed before adopting the dogs. To avoid conflict between humans and dogs, people would also need to identify a specific place for the dog, where its food will be provided, ..

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