Kolkata: In a unique initiative, CSPCA Animal Hospital on B B Ganguly Street is planning to set up air-conditioned kennels inside the hospital premises.
According to an official of the hospital, it can serve as a 'holiday home' for dogs, who can be kept here for many days. The initiative will cater to a section of people who often go to other states and abroad with no one to look after their pets back home.
This is completely a new initiative where the pets will be kept in AC accommodation, claimed the official.
People in the city often face difficulties with their pets in deciding where to keep them while going outside the country.
These people will find a permanent shelter for their dogs once the AC kennels are ready for operation. It will prove to be beneficial for those who cannot always travel with their pets due to some obligations.
Samir Sil, medical superintendent of the hospital, said that those who are planning to go outside the state with some definite obligations for keeping their pets away from them, can keep their dogs in the AC kennels, which will be constructed at the hospital.
"There are crèches for dogs but this is completely a new initiative where the pets will also get medical attention during their short stay here in the kennels," an official of CSPCA Animal Hospital said.
According to Sil, there will be both vegetarian and non-vegetarian food available for the dogs. They will be provided food three times a day. Dogs would also be provided with medical attention. The doctors will also examine the health condition of the dogs.
As per the plans, around 10 dogs can be accommodated in the kennels initially. There will be non-air-conditioned kennels for the dogs as well. Those who will keep their pets at the non AC kennels will have to pay Rs 2,000. In case of AC kennels people have to pay Rs 5,000.
People can keep their pets for a month also. The dogs will be given special care including the free health checkup during their stay at the kennels.