Noida Authority has created a pet animal policy due to the increase in dog-related threats.
According to the authority’s requirements, pet owners must register their dogs or cats by January 31 of the following year to avoid paying a fee. Additionally, a fine of Rs 10,000 will be enforced in the event that any accident is brought on by pets like dogs or cats.
According to the norms of Animal Welfare Board of India, the decision was made during the 207th board meeting of the Noida authority (AWBI).
In response to several dog bite incidents that were recorded in the city, authorities established ordinance governing the ownership of pets and feeding stray animals.
Ritu Maheshwari, the chief executive officer (CEO) of the Noida Authority, stated in a tweet that “Decisions were made about the drafting of Noida Authority’s policy for stray/pet dogs/pet cats at the 207th board meeting. According to the Animal Welfare Board of India’s rules for the Noida region, the authority has decided on the policy.”
As per the new Noida Authority policy, pet dog or cat registration is required until January 31, 2023, failing which a fine would be assessed.