The Newsfeed

Following complaint of attack, JMC confiscates ‘Pit Bull’, appeals dog owners’ to register pets

Following complaint of attack, JMC confiscates ‘Pit Bull’, appeals dog owners’ to register pets
Following complaint of attack, JMC confiscates ‘Pit Bull’, appeals dog owners’ to register pets

JAMMU: In the first of its kind, the Jammu Municipal Corporation (JMC) on Wednesday confiscated a pet dog Pit Bull race following a complaint of attack.

Officials said that JMC received a complaint regarding an attack by the dog on the neighbour and consequently a team headed by senior officials conducted a site visit and seized the dog.

The Pit Bull breed came into the limelight after it killed an 82-year-old owner in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh last year. Following this, several similar attacks were reported in other parts of the country prompting many municipalities across the country to ban the domestication of Pit Bull and other two breeds of dogs—Rottweiler and Dogo Argentino.

The JMC spokesperson further added that a penalty of Rs 3000 has been imposed on the dog owner for not registering their dog.

“It is mandatory for the pet dog owners and keepers to register their pet dog with JMC in accordance with the Animal Birth Control (Dogs) Rules, 2023 and Municipal Corporation Act, 2000,” an official said.

MVO, JMC Dr. Sushil Kumar Sharma disclosed that such drives shall continue to be conducted in future also to check the registration of the pet dogs and fines and penalties up to Rs 5000 shall be imposed on the defaulters residing within JMC limits.

For registration of pet dogs, owners can avail of this service through online mode at jansugam.jk.gov.in and for any query regarding registration, pet owners may contact the MVO section of JMC (Ph.No. 8716946717/ 9858022175) or e-mail at [email protected]—(KNO)

 

The Dispatch is present across a number of social media platforms. Subscribe to our YouTube channel for exciting videos; join us on Facebook, Intagram and Twitter for quick updates and discussions. We are also available on the Telegram. Follow us on Pinterest for thousands of pictures and graphics. We care to respond to text messages on WhatsApp at 8082480136 [No calls accepted]. To contribute an article or pitch a story idea, write to us at [email protected] |Click to know more about The Dispatch, our standards and policies   
Following complaint of attack, JMC confiscates ‘Pit Bull’, appeals dog owners’ to register pets