Good News for pet owners in Delhi!
SDMC – The South Delhi Municipal Corporation has approved a proposal to simplify the process of registration of dogs. Now you will be able to register your pet dogs online. The corporation will also provide a ‘unique registration number’ for them.
Documents Required to Register Your Pet Dogs Online
The SDMC will require the following documents:
- Proof of residence
- Certificate of vaccination against rabies
- A photograph of the dog along with the owner
The owner has to provide the above mentioned documents before submitting the registration application. The Delhi Municipal Act, 1957, makes it mandatory for every pet owner in the city to register their pets with the civic body. Normally registration of pets was earlier done at a nominal fee of Rs 50. But now the revised fee is Rs 500 per dog, including a “dog tax” of Rs 5.
After submission of documents, the zonal deputy director of veterinary services will issue a “dog token” to the owner. The dog token will be valid for a year and will have to be either attached to the dog’s collar or be carried by the owner “at all times.” The SDMC will also provide a ‘unique registration number’ to the dog owner along with a Pet Dog Registration Certificate.
Terms and conditions
Owners will be required to keep the corporation informed of address changes and update records under the corporation every year. This includes directions to “not let the dog loose in a public street or public place and always have the dog secured with a leash.”
The policy also states that the owner shall be responsible for all actions of the dog, including “causing nuisance or harm to any person.” Fresh registration will be required in case of change of ownership of the dogs.
Source : The Time Express
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