Paradise lost? Vicious strays now roam Goa's beaches

Kimberly Colaco

DOGS ON BEACHES

Goan beaches, which are haven for tourists and locals, have been under attack and have become a hotspot for stray dogs

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11 BITES IN 6 MONTHS

Since January this year, there have been 11 dog bite cases registered on Goa’s favourite beaches like Colva, Benaulim among others.

Dog Bites | Stray Dogs | Goan beaches | Safety

DOG-BITE PREYS

Lifeguards and foreign tourists fell prey to canine attacks. Among them was an Indian actor Rayya Labia, who took to social media after she was chased by strays on her visit to Colva.

Dog Bites | Stray Dogs | Goan beaches | Safety

THE REASON

The closure of beach shacks - that take care of their shelter and food - during the monsoons, leaves them to fend for themselves.

Dog Bites | Stray Dogs | Goan beaches | Safety

AVOID PELTING STONES

Avoid feeding and throwing stones at them, which will trigger them to attack.

Dog Bites | Stray Dogs | Goan beaches | Safety

THE SOLUTION

Experts suggests if the local community or NGOs come together to feed these strays, there would be fewer attacks. Hunger can lead the strays to be aggressive.

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CONTACT DRISHTI MARINE

The state-appointed Drishti Marine has been assigned to be vigilant about keeping the revellers safe and are equipped with medical aid.

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