To prevent the birth of unwanted puppies and kittens the Bombay SPCA encourages owners to have their pets sterilized. In the ABC, or Animal Birth Control ward, about 250 sterilisation operations are carried out every month. The Municipal dog catchers bring in street dogs for sterilisation every week and ensure that they are released back in the same areas from which they were caught.
The dogs remain in the hospital for 7-8 days, till their surgical wound has healed properly and the stitches have been removed.
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