The stray dogs menace has attained grave concern in Navi Mumbai so much so that subject is now seeing the matter being deliberated by the Thane Guardian Minister Ganesh Naik. The issue has also put a question mark on the sterilization work being done by NMMC Contractor “In Defense of Animals”. The dogs menace has come to haunt Navi Mumbai like never before in the recent past. Residents have been so troubled by it off late that the subject was discussed from the NMMC Standing Committee meeting to the Janta Darbaar of Thane Guardian Minister Ganesh Naik as well. The issue has brought under scanner the role of “In Defense of Animals” – the contractor assigned the job of sterilization by NMMC. The contractor has been awarded the contract for the second time and are being paid Rs. 400 for every sterilizing every dog. They are suppose to sterilize around 150 dogs every week and after medication have to leave the dogs back at the place they picked them up from. Defending the failure of his department to control dog menace, Dr. Paropkari says that every dog gives birth to two and if that number is taken into account then they are short of both manpower and space, which needs to be thought of urgently. Despite Dr. Paropkari’s claims, the work of their contractor “In Defense of Animals” has come under the scanner. Many sources allege that the contractor does not sterilize as many dogs as NMMC is paying them for and most number presented are only for record. Refuting these allegations, Dr. Paropkari says that is not possible as the work of the contractor is monitored by their sanitary inspector however who doesn’t know how a corrupt official-contractors nexus plagues NMMC? When we tried to contact the contractor Fiza Shah – the President of the “In Defense of Animals” , she refused to speak to us. On the other hand, the local corporator of the area from where the contractor runs the sterilization center at Kopri village Vilas Bhoir alleged that the contractor was not doing the job properly. With cameraperson Santosh Borade, Monika Bhosale for NMTV News.