3 Dog Breeds Banned in Ghaziabad. Know Which and Why?
Ghaziabad Municipal Corporation announced ban on keeping big breeds like Pit bull, Rottweiler and Dogo Argentino as pets as a consequence of several reckless dog attacks.
The evidence has it that the highest number of dog bite cases are seen in Uttar Pradesh, succeeded by Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra and West Bengal. In Uttar Pradesh alone roughly 1.5 crore animal bite incidents have been recorded ever since 2019. Madhya Pradesh boasts of the lowest records. There have been several laws that are put in place by the governing bodies for public, owner and dog safety.
The recent ban
The Ghaziabad Municipal Corporation (GMC) proposed a ban of domesticating three big breed dogs namely Pit bull, Rottweiler and Dogo Argentino after three different throbbing incidents that surfaced pertaining to these gung-ho dog breeds. Of course more incidents of bites are chronicled involving stray dogs than the pets but looking at the multiple deadly incidents like that of a 10 year boy who had to take more than 150 stitches on his face, another where a 11 year old girl was severely attacked and in another still where a mother with her two kids were attacked and had to undergo severe treatments and stitches on their legs, hands and heads; it was significant that measures were taken.
Aftermath of ban –
People have started to abandon their enormous furry friends outside on the roads. The reports have it that the last two months saw around 5 – 6 Pit bulls who were left astray on Noida streets. This however is not considered safe since there is a fear that abandoned furry babies, with their confused and saddened temperament may indulge aggressively with the public on roads.
Here is what the GMC sets out for dog owners-
1. Registration - Registration of all pet dogs with the municipal corporation is mandatory. This rule has been applicable all over India and there are many towns and cities in the country who have successfully registered their pet doggos. Many metropolitan and other cities have made it convenient for the pet owners to register their furry friends and get licenses against them by online application.
You may check if your local authorities have ruled out online registration convenience.
2. Training – Training is an indispensable part of owning a pet. Many pet parents prefer to cue-train their pups or have their pets trained by an animal behavioural trainer while their pets are a tender age. The GMC has however made it a compulsorily affair to train huge breeds like Pit bull, Rottweiler and Dogo Argentino.
3. Sterilisation – With the ban advancements being made on the three breeds, it is extremely important for the existing owners of these breeds of dogs to get them sterilised and within two months. Many states in India have successfully set a milestone of sterilising a good percentage of stray dogs. Further, it is of importance that the pet dogs are sterilised too for the safety of not just the owners but also neighbouring people. If not sterilised within the given frame of time, the owners might have to pay a fine of ₹5,000.
4. Limitation – According to the governing authorities, for a peaceful, nuisance-free neighbourhood, not more than one to two dogs can be reared in one apartment or flat. If it is an independent house, three dogs can be registered.
5. Safety – In addition to harness, collars and leash that keep your furry friend in your control, the authorities make wearing muzzles on your pet babies compulsory too when going outdoors, especially the public places like gardens, waking tracks and society/ other lifts. There could be times when you cannot really gaze the temperament of your pet and lose control over them.
6. Hygiene – Cleanliness outside of house is as important as it is inside the house. The owners must make sure to clean their dog waste. They must also not be taken out to places where pets aren’t allowed due to civil reasons. The responsibility of stray dogs goes to the Resident Welfare Association (RWA). This would mean that people cannot dirty the surroundings by feeding stray dogs outside of others house or private premises. A location may be selected where the homeless can be collectively fed. Inconvenience caused to other residents who may not approve of feeding the strays must be prohibited at any cost.
Resident Welfare Association (RWA) may decide the spots for feeding the stray dogs.
Lastly, it is a humble plea to the big dog owners to not abandon their pets. It is heart-wrecking for your lovely pets and moreover it may cause a greater harm to the public if they come in close physical contact with your saddened dog.Disclaimer: The information contained in this blog is for informational purposes only and the readers may use or apply the same at their will. We believe in the uniqueness of every pet and its parent. Therefore not every piece of information and idea presented here may be suited to all.