Karnataka is mulling over prospects of induction of stray dogs in its elite police canine squad. In case the plan which is in its nascent stage fructifies, it will be a certain drift from the prevalent norm of inducting high pedigree dogs in the police force.
Stray dogs will eventually be deployed for search, rescue and tracking duties. Karnataka Director General of Police (DGP) Nelamani Raju has been briefed about the prospects of stray dogs in the police force. If the initiative on stray dogs takes wings, it will also be symbolic in many ways to goad citizens towards adopting a stray.