These days the menace of stray dogs is increasing in the country. Ghaziabad city has also not remained untouched by this. Ghaziabad Municipal Corporation (GMC) has passed a policy for pet dogs in a move to eliminate conflicts between dogs and humans.
As part of these rules, registration of pet dogs is now mandatory, and a fee of ₹1000 per pet has been approved in place of the previous ₹500 one-time registration fee. Additionally, the annual renewal fee is now ₹500, which was earlier ₹200. For registration of pet dog it is necessary to submit anti-rabies vaccination certificate and sterilization certificate from a qualified veterinarian.
You will be fined if you serve food outside someone else’s house
Now, feeding stray dogs in front of other people’s houses has been banned in the city and a fine of Rs 10,000 will be imposed on those who violate the rule. Animal lovers and officials of AOA and RWA will coordinate among themselves and decide feeding places for stray dogs. It will be mandatory to wear a muzzle when taking dogs in public places like parks and lifts.
Can’t keep more dogs
The policy states that only two pet dogs will be allowed in a private unit of 182 sq.m and four pet dogs in a 273 sq.m. It also states that no more than four pet dogs will be allowed in any unit, including residential societies. Will not be allowed.
The person keeping them will also be responsible for cleaning the mess caused by these dogs and the AOA and RWA will be responsible for taking care of the stray dogs. If anyone violates these rules, a fine of Rs 10,000 will be imposed.
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