Animal rights organisation Humane Society International/India has announced a reward of Rs 50,000 for information about the unidentified culprits who poisoned stray cats and dogs in Yerawada area of the city. As many as 14 cats and seven dogs were found dead in Tridal Nagar society last month.
The residents had expressed suspicion that they were poisoned. Alokparna Sengupta, deputy managing Director, Humane SocietyInternational/India, said in a release, “It’s shocking…We urge anyone who knows or has seen something to report it to us or the police.
“We fear this is more than just intolerance towards street animals; this could be the doing of a mentally unstable person who could hurt humans later,” Sengupta said.