Bengaluru: BBMP to Allow Only One Dog Per Flat

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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,

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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.
Source:- DNA

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