In a first, Uttarakhand Police have recruited a street dog as part of their sniffer squad, thus setting a praiseworthy precedent.
Lack of availability of shelters for street dogs leave them to fend for themselves and increase the stray dog menace.These animals are often mistreated and hardly ever adopted.
People mostly prefer buying expensive, exquisite breeds as pets, as opposed to adopting a stray. Similarly, the Indian Army and police departments have always recruited foreign breeds such as German Shepherds, Great Swiss Mountain Dogs and Labradors as part of their force.
In such a scenario, Uttarakhand police’s initiative is commendable and presents a win-win situation.
“A dog that used to roam around in the streets is the pride of Uttarakhand Police dog squad. This experiment has been carried out for the first time in the country, by the Uttarakhand police. When police trained this street dog, it turned out to be better than the foreign breed dogs that cost lakhs of rupees,” Uttarakhand Police tweeted.
गलियों में घूमने वाला आवारा डॉगी, आज #UttarakhandPolice के श्वान दल की शान बना हुआ है। देश में पहली बार यह प्रयोग किया है उत्तराखंड पुलिस ने। सड़कों पर आवारा घूमने वाले डॉगी को पुलिस की ट्रेनिंग दी तो वह नामी नस्लों के लाखों रुपये के दाम वाले डॉगी से कहीं आगे निकला। pic.twitter.com/AbOVXKlYq0
— Uttarakhand Police (@uttarakhandcops) November 17, 2019
Tweeting a video of their sniffer squad, they wrote: “This sniffer dog squad is the pride of Uttarakhand police. For the first time ever the police have trained a street dog and made the dog a part of this squad as an experiment.”
#UttarakhandPolice की शान है यह स्निफर डॉग दल। देश में पहली बार उत्तराखंड पुलिस ने गली के स्ट्रीट डॉग को ट्रेन कर इस श्वान दल में शामिल करने का प्रयोग किया है। देखिये इस दल के कुछ जांबाज करतब। pic.twitter.com/sQ1o1gxgDX
— Uttarakhand Police (@uttarakhandcops) November 18, 2019
“This is the first time that we have recruited a stray dog as part of our squad, and he is still being trained. He is performing better than many others in the squad and we are proud of him,” Inspector Kamlesh Pant, Uttarakhand Police, tells The Logical Indian.
“Despite being an Indie dog, he is doing a marvelous job inculcating the discipline just like the other dogs,” he adds.
Many took to Twitter to appreciate the move.
Great step sir
— Ravindrasingh D RAWAT (@THAKUR_WhatNext) November 18, 2019
Super and well trained…
Other state policy departments should adopt local breeds
— vinay pattar (@pattarvinay65) November 18, 2019
We love this experiment. Please use indie dogs more. They are highly intelligent and adaptable breed
— Anushri Bajaj (@anushri_bajaj) November 17, 2019
Wonderfull job by the police of uttrakhand. May all states encourage with this act and summon their official to do through which we can safe many street dogs as well as use them in security and also promote humanism too.
— Amit Singh (@AmitSin94524812) November 17, 2019
This experiment has paved the way for other state departments to carry out the same initiative. We truly can be kind and resourceful at the same time.