Have A Dog? Be Prepared To Shell Out More!!
01 Dec 2014
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Dog Owners in Maharashtra may have to shell out more money soon as the Maharashtra Municipal Corporation, the civic body in the state, is planning to increase the license fee for keeping pets from INR 85 to INR 100.
At present, all pet owners are required to pay INR 85 as a license fee and produce certificate of vaccinations, proof of residence and the photo of the pet at the Municipal Ward office. The fees being levied by the ward offices are as per the 1993 rules of the Maharashtra Municipal Provincial Act. The rules make it mandatory for all dog owners to acquire a license for the pet and renew the old licences.
To ensure the efficacy of the new change, The Maharashtra Municipal Corporation will conduct the livestock census in 2017. Till that time, the results of the 2012 livestock census are being taken into consideration. The Ward offices have been instructed to collect the data about the number of residents who have the license to keep pets and also issue notices to residents who are yet to register their pets and acquire the license. Under the Maharashtra Municipal Provisional Acti it is compulsory to obtain license for keeping pet dogs.
Source: Times of India; Image Source: petbusinessexperts.com