Demolition of the twin towers: 40 stray dogs moved; the administrator is asked to organize a “dummy explosion” to save the birds
At least 40 stray dogs living in and around the Supertech twin towers in Noida, Uttar Pradesh, were temporarily moved to NGO-run shelters ahead of the court-ordered building implosion on Sunday. An NGO also asked the authorities to carry out a fake explosion or a fake shot just before the twin towers were razed in order to save the birds in the area.
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Several NGOs, including House of Stray Animals, Friendicoes, Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) and the Happy Tails Foundation have mobilized to temporarily house stray dogs.
Around 5,000 residents of the two housing corporations near the Supertech Twin Towers were also evacuated in view of the implosion scheduled for 2:30 p.m.
House of Stray Animals founder Sanjay Mohapatra, who worked to evacuate stray animals from the area around the Twin Tower, said he asked authorities to carry out a dummy explosion to save the birds in the area from the ‘blast.
“We have been planning and working since August 8 to save these stray animals from the impacts of demolition. We have also asked the relevant authorities to first conduct two or three fake shots or dummy explosions so that the birds are not affected by the explosions,” Mohapatra told PTI. He said about 40 stray dogs have been transferred to shelters.
NGO volunteers also carried out awareness campaigns outside the premises of the twin tower and advised people to temporarily leave the area with their pets.
“We have worked in association with the Noida Authority and Noida Police to evacuate the strays. When we learned that the demolition date had been postponed to August 28, we formed a team on August 21, considering that we had more time to save these voiceless creatures,” said Mohapatra. He said the evacuees stray animals will be brought back to the area in the evening.
“We visited the twin tower premises every day to ensure that no animals entered the area. At least 40 volunteers were involved in their evacuation,” he said.
Anuradha Dogra, a member of the SPCA, said there were also several stray dog feeders, who contacted them for the evacuation of the dogs.
“Stray dog feeders have also contacted us for animal evacuation. We received a call this morning about one of these dogs being inside the premises. We coordinated with Noida authorities to move the dog from there,” Dogra said.
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