Around 20 stray dogs in Mumbai were given Aadhaar cards with QR codes to wear around their necks, allowing people to find them if they go missing.
On Saturday morning, as many as 20 stray canines received Aadhaar cards outside the Mumbai airport. QR codes were draped around their necks on the unique identity cards. Scan the codes to obtain the dog’s entire information, which may be utilized if he becomes lost.
According to The Times Of India, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) also vaccinated the canines outside terminal 1 of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport, Sahar.
Akshay Ridlan, an engineer from Sion, came up with the concept of attaching Aadhaar cards for dogs through the ‘paw friend.in’ project.
He stated that at 8.30 a.m. on Saturday, the ‘paw friend.in’ team began following the stray dogs in order to patch the QR code tags and vaccinate them. He claims that the codes might assist reconnect missing canines with their owners. Furthermore, it will assist BMC in maintaining a record of the number of stray dogs in the city.
A Bandra resident stated that she was tasked with chasing the dogs. Sonia Shelar used to feed 300 stray dogs in the city every day. After receiving the pups, a BMC vet vaccinated them, and another paw friend member placed the QR codes around their necks, according to TOI.
According to Dr. Kalim Pathan, the head of BMC’s veterinary health services, the dogs are also given a basic health examination in addition to immunization. He stated that tagging QR tags around the necks of stray dogs is a trial initiative, and the team will explore how it might be expanded on a wider scale in Mumbai.
The Times Of India reported on July 12 that dogs were being transferred outside the airport. The event was recorded on video by a Marine Lines resident. She noticed that several dogs were being captured and hauled away outside the airport.
In addition to the BMC, medical specialists, and local residents, airport authorities collaborated with the paw friend team to secure the safety of travelers and the furry animals in the region.