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This baseline survey was conducted on the 27th and 28th of November, 2017 to generate a dog population size estimate and collect baseline data on the composition of the dog population. We estimate that there are 48 street dogs in the Kalhaar Bungalows area (all the sectors of Kalhaar Bungalows). This translates to about 6 dogs per 100 residents in the Kalhaar Bungalows area. Sterilization rates were high with 90% of the dogs being sterilized and 84% of the female population. The street dog survey was conducted by walking along all the streets of the Kalhaar Bungalows. We teamed-up with local volunteers, who were aware of the location of each dog. A Sight Re-sight experiment was also conducted using photographs of 14 dogs with unique markings encountered on the first day. On the second day photographs were compared and matched if possible to generate a detectability. The resulting detectability of 0.9285 is very high. Body condition scores were overall good with no dogs showing signs of malnutrition or low body weight. Although November is the peak of the dog breeding season India, we only found one lactating female with days old puppies (pups are not included in the estimate because pups survival is very low). Skin conditions were absent except for one male dog who showed a skin infection.


A private dog demographics and KAP (Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices) survey was conducted on 17th December, 2017. Household surveys are important as they are a reliable tool to generate pet population estimates. Further, they enable us to explore common attitudes towards street dogs and issues residents may be concerned about. We chose a random sample method and interviewed 88 households across the sections 1-3. An additional census survey is going to be undertaken in mid-January to generate a total number of private dogs in the Kalhaar Bungalows. A private dog population report will follow. However, KAP results are presented in this report.