Following a string of assaults by pet dogs in Ghaziabad, the local municipal corporation has banned three types of domestic dogs. Pitbull, Rottweiler, and Dogo Argentino breeds have all been prohibited as pets.
The city council has released a slew of recommendations for pet owners. According to the rules, pet owners will now be required to obtain a license in order to have a pet dog. It has also established a restriction of one pet per family. The city authority declared that pet dog licenses would be given beginning November 1.
Apart from that, pet owners who live in high-rise buildings would have to utilize service lifts to take their dogs out and make sure they wear a muzzle in public.
The decision follows many dog bite occurrences recorded in various city neighborhoods in recent months. Pet owners must register their pets within two months.
Dogo argentine, Pitbull, and Rottweiler,” These three breeds, which are very dangerous for people, will not be allowed to be kept.” There will be no licenses granted. If someone purchases one of them, he or she will be held accountable. All three species have been outlawed in Ghaziabad, “Sanjay Singh, a BJP politician, and GMC councilor stated on Sunday.”
Singh proposed a ban on certain breeds, which was approved by the local body.
He says people who already own these breeds of dogs must have them sterilized within two months.
According to Mayor Asha Sharma, “The sterilization of canines was made mandatory during the civic body’s board meeting on Saturday.” “Certificate registration will be denied if the certificate is not sterile.”
The mayor stated that while dog owners like their dogs, they must also consider the youngsters who have suffered serious injuries as a result of dog assaults.
“More than ten children were bitten by dogs. Kush Tyagi, a youngster from the Sanjay Nagar neighborhood, was assaulted by a Pitbull and required 150 stitches to his face. Four days later, another youngster was assaulted by this kind of dog “She stated.
All GMC zonal officers have been directed to send messages to pet owners informing them of the board meeting’s rules and regulations.
Concerning stray dogs, Mayor Sharma stated that citizens will be permitted to feed them at a specified location.
“The Ghaziabad Nagar Nigam (GNN) would punish dog owners if RWA (Residents’ Welfare Association) filed a complaint,” she added.
Previously, the Kanpur Municipal Corporation (KMC) and the Panchkula Municipal Corporation prohibited pitbull and rottweiler dog breeds from being kept as pets inside municipal borders.