Vacinate and register your pets at Pune Muncipal Corporation
PMC has appealed to cat owners in the city to get licenses for their pets.
Uptill now only horse and dog owners were supposed to get their pets registered with the PMC.
“Like dog owners, people owning cats will also have to get their pets registered with the PMC. They have to follow the norms regarding vaccination and birth control of their pets,” said Dr Ashish Bharti, the health chief of the PMC.
Process of Registering the pets
Earlier, people had to visit ward offices of their respected PMC area to get their pets registered, but now the civic body has provided the online facility on its website for the registration at Rs 50 per pet.
Pet Cats Owners will have to have a license of PMC but before that, Pets have to be vaccinated.
Why to vacinate and register pets?
The official said that if a complaint is received about an unregistered pet, the PMC will issue a notice to the owner and asks them to register the animal.
According to PMC, the increase in complaints about their presence and due to nuisance in residential housing societies, PMC decided to register pets.
Many had accused feeders who provide food to strays dogs or cats for the increase in the stray their population.
Bombay HC’s order on feeding strays
Recently, the Nagpur bench of the Bombay High Court ordered that, no citizen of Nagpur and areas surrounding it, shall feed or attempt to feed stray dogs in public places, gardens, societies, etc.
The high court on 20’October’2022 had also directed that if any person is interested in feeding stray dogs, he shall first adopt it, bring it home, register it with the municipal authorities or put it in some dog shelter home and “then shower his love and affection on it, may feed it while taking its personal care in all respect”.
In its order, the Nagpur bench of the Bombay High Court had noted that in the past, the authorities had taken certain steps in controlling the nuisance of stray dogs. Still, they were seen to be insufficient to eliminate or even reduce it.
The Supreme Court on Friday agreed to hear an appeal against the Bombay HC order.
The petitioner submitted that the High Court’s directions are inconsistent with the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1961.