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Noida tightens noose on pet owners, imposes Rs 10,000 fine in case of dog-bite incidents | Check guidelines

It was further informed that the feeding place in the outdoor area will be marked where necessary and arrangements for food and drink will be made by the feeders/RWA /AOA only.

Hritika Mitra Edited By: Hritika Mitra @MitraHritika Noida Published on: November 13, 2022 12:25 IST
The authority also said that the treatment of the injured
Image Source : INDIA TV The authority also said that the treatment of the injured person or animal will be the responsibility of the owner of the pet.

In a bid to curb rising incidents of dog bites, the Noida Authority has decided to impose a fine of Rs. 10,000 on owners if their pets attack anyone from March 1, 2023. The authority also stated that owners need to register their pets by January 31 next year failing which they will have to pay a fine. 

These decisions were taken in the 207th board meeting of the Noida authority in accordance with the guidelines of the Animal Welfare Board of India (AWBI). The guidelines were revised in the wake of increasing mishaps created by pet dogs and cats across the city. 

"In Noida Authority's 207th board meeting, decisions were taken regarding the policy formulation of Noida Authority for stray/pet dogs/pet cats. The policy has been decided by the authority following the guidelines of the Animal Welfare Board of India for Noida region," the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Noida Authority, Ritu Maheshwari, said in a tweet.

Under a new policy of the Noida Authority, the registration of pet dogs or cats is mandatory till January 31, 2023, or a penalty will be imposed in case of non-registration. The sterilization or antirabies vaccination of pet dogs has also been made mandatory while in case of violation there is a provision to impose a fine of Rs 2000 every month.

"Sterilization/antirabies vaccination of pet dogs has been made mandatory. In case of violation (from March 1, 2023), provision for imposition of a fine of Rs 2000 per month," the CEO said. "With the consent of RWA/AOA/village residents, the construction of a dog shelter for sick/aggressive street dogs whose maintenance will be the responsibility of the concerned RWA/AOA," the authority informed in a tweet.

It was further informed that the feeding place in the outdoor area will be marked where necessary and arrangements for food and drink will be made by the feeders/RWA /AOA only. "If a pet dog is littered in a public place, it will be the responsibility of the animal owner to clean it," it said.

The authority also said that the treatment of the injured person or animal will be the responsibility of the owner of the pet. "In case of any untoward incident due to pet dog/cat, treatment of injured person/animal will be done by the owner of the pet dog along with the imposition of fine of Rs 10,000 from March 1, 2023," it added. The decision came after multiple complaints and reports of dog bites in the Noida region.

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