Shelter employees maintained that the video was captured at February but published a few days back with a former aggr…Read
NOIDA: A movie of puppies supposedly feeding a cow carcass in the district’s only animal shelter in Sector 94 went viral about social networking, prompting the Noida Authority to sack two vets who were in the helm of affairs to the past 10 years. Shelter employees , nevertheless, claimed on Friday that the movie was captured in February but published a few days back by a former researcher.
Noida Authority CEO Ritu Maheshwari told TOI that”the movies are a matter of concern”. “That is the reason the Authority pays approximately Rs 25 lakh a month towards the wages of the workers, and drugs and food for the animals at the shelter. We’ve sacked the worker who had circulated the movie. On the other hand, the sackings of those 2 vets are still under consideration,” she explained.
The shield, previously Society to Prevent Cruelty to Animals, was taken over by the Authority at 2017.
Presently, it is home to over 700 puppies, 450 cows, and a few birds.
The shield also offers some 60 workers on its payroll. In November this past year, volunteers shot to societal websites asserting that the protector was reeling under acute lack of supplies since the Authority had almost stopped sending creature food and drugs.
Maheshwari also stated an animal welfare organisation was finalised and could be shortly handed over the duties for the upkeep of their shelter. “We’ve already floated nine tenders and an animal welfare organisation was shortlisted,” she explained.
But, based on volunteers in the shelter, the movie was created by an employee in February following the managers there had a conflict of opinion using a veterinary physician who had been submitted by Noida with registering authority. Allegations of misappropriation of funds have been reported afterward. “We think it’s a conspiracy hatched to find the older staff members outside prior to a new regime takes over,” said a volunteer.
“The animal shelter was facing its own set of issues from time to time. The Noida Authority has taken some tough decisions about it,” said chief veterinary officer of Noida, Virendra Kumar Srivastava.