Thiruvananthapuram: In a bid to check the growing menace of street dogs, an all party meeting Thursday decided to expand the Animal Birth Control Programme (ABC) with the help of Local Self-governments across the state.
The meeting decided to ensure that stray dogs are vaccinated against rabies and also take steps to provide tag to these dogs.
It was decided to call a meeting of all panchayat presidents to ensure their participation in all districts to resolve the stray dog menace.
The meeting, chaired by Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, opined that existing laws and court orders were not against killing of stray dogs that have rabies or those that cause a threat to society.
The meeting was called in the wake of increase in the number of cases of street dog bites in the state.