No more than 4 dogs are allowed in a house in Ghaziabad.


According to the policy, two pet dogs will be allowed on a 182 square meter private unit and four dogs on a 273 square meter unit.

Updated September 27, 2023 | 02:03 PM IST

According to the notice issued, no more than four dogs will be allowed in any unit, including inside residential societies. (Representative image)

A policy for pet dogs was issued in the first board meeting of the Ghaziabad Municipal Corporation on Tuesday to resolve the conflict between dogs and humans.

According to the policy, two pet dogs will be allowed on a 182 square meter private unit and four dogs on a 273 square meter unit. The notice further states that no more than four dogs will be allowed in any unit, including within residential societies.

“Recently, there has been an increase in the number of human-dog conflicts involving pet dogs and strays. In an attempt to address this, a dog policy has been formulated. Under this, RWAs and AOAs are responsible for stray dogs in the community. will be and will identify feeding sites for them in consultation with dog lovers,” Anuj Kumar Singh, GMC’s veterinary officer, told The Times of India.

Registration of pet dogs is not mandated. When applying for registration, dog owners must ensure that their dogs are vaccinated and attach a certificate of vaccination to the form. Dog owners pay Rs 1000 and Rs 500 for renewal of pet registration.

Singh said, “Dogs must be leashed in elevators, parks and other public places. In extreme heat conditions, such as extreme summers, the leash rule will be relaxed. Dog owners should also be aware of the society and its Cleanliness around should be ensured,” Singh said. TOI

Violators of the dog policy will have to pay a fine of Rs 10,000. As per the policy, it is mandatory for all pet shop owners within the municipal limits of Ghaziabad to obtain a license from the GMC and renew it within 30 days of its expiry.

GMC will charge Rs 5,000 per year for the license. “Under the provisions of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 2018, pet shop owners will have to register themselves with the state board and keep a record of all pet sales. Any violation will attract a fine of Rs 5,000. will be imposed,” said Singh. According to a report by TOI

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