Pets, especially dogs, in flats have been a bone of competition among flat owners, building associations, and pet house owners in many cities. Now, the BBMP in Bengaluru has suggested a proposal that may permit pet owners to have rent flats however also regulate the dog population within the city,
Leading daily states that Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) is currently engaged on a one dog per flat and 3 dogs per house rule. The BBMP feels that this can regulate the number of dogs within the city and also permit pet house owners to own a dog in residences. The BBMP has apparently sent a draft proposal to he urban development department. The proposal is titled “Modified by-laws relating to pet dog licensing” adds the report. The section associated with allowing dogs in flats reads: “One dog will be reared in flats and it’s better if it’s an approved breed… However, in an independent home, no more than 3 dogs are allowable….”
The daily quoted official sources as saying that this was a method to control dog population within the city. All dog house owners will have to be compelled to get a license from the BBMP’s veterinary officer by paying Rs 250. this may need to be renewed once a year. Pet house owners will need to permit the BBMP’s vet or government officers to examine the premises as and when they want.
The Daily reports that there are around 2 lakh pet dogs within the city. The officials also see the proposal as the way of stopping the profitable pet-breeding business within the city.