On Sunday, the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) urged the citizens to get their dogs registered. This is held in a request to protect citizens from increasing dog bites.
Senior officials said that Delhi Municipal Corporation Act mandates the registration of pet dogs with the civic body, but “residents have remained reluctant to come forward to get their pets registered.”
Dog-bite cases have been reported in Ghaziabad, Noida, and other areas of the National Capital Region.
The statement said, “In view of an increasing number of dog-bite incidents, the MCD urges citizens to register their pet dogs. Under section 399 of the Delhi Municipal Act 1957, it is mandatory to register all pet dogs with the municipal corporation.”
“We appeal to citizens to get their pet dogs registered at the earliest; otherwise, appropriate action can be taken as per DMC Act. The rule applies even to those who have adopted stray dogs as pets,” it counted.
A senior official said that the registration procedure helps keep the exact count of pet dogs vaccinated against the rabies virus in various zones. The official further said, “it helps trace a missing pet with the registration number.”
The MCD said, “We provide a hassle-free and convenient online facility for dog registration to encourage pet owners. An applicant can register for a dog license via the MCD portal by entering the required information in the application form. Moreover, they need to submit an anti-rabies vaccination certificate, residence proof, a photograph of the animal, and identity proof of the owner.