The dog's ear is notched while it is under anaesthesia. The dog can easily be identified as sterilised.
The dogs are then vaccinated against rabies and released, either by the Corporation catching staff or by our staff/ volunteers.
Although operating females has more immediate results on the dog population, we believe it is very important to sterilize males as well, since this reduces barking, fighting and aggression. We maintain a 60:40 ratio.
Dogs who are not fit for surgery are treated by us and operated only when they are in good health.
The results of our work can be clearly seen in the areas we have covered, especially in Kalyani,Nadia,West Bengal where the number of dogs and the number of dog-related complaints have reduced perceptibly over the years. The number of human rabies deaths has also dropped by over 90% since the programme was implemented.