LMC to hold spl camps for reg­is­tra­tion of pets

Hindustan Times (Lucknow) - - HT LUCKNOW -

LUCKNOW: The Lucknow Mu­nic­i­pal Cor­po­ra­tion (LMC) has de­cided to go from house-to­house and or­gan­ise spe­cial camps in ev­ery ward of the city for reg­is­tra­tion of pet an­i­mals.

The cor­po­ra­tion’s chief vet­eri­nary of­fi­cer Dr AK Rao said the first phase of the pro­gramme would in­clude camps where pet own­ers could pay the reg­is­tra­tion fee and get a li­cence for the pet. “Res­i­dents don’t need to bring their pets. Just a vac­ci­na­tion cer­tifi­cate would suf­fice,” he said.

Rao said a sur­vey by the LMC re­vealed that Lucknow house­holds had more than 15,000 pet an­i­mals, mostly dogs, but only 2,100 had been is­sued li­cences. Two years ago, the cor­po­ra­tion had started the ex­er­cise to catch un­reg­is­tered pets and fine their own­ers. Sunny Ya­dav, a res­i­dent of Have­lock road, Anup of Ir­ri­ga­tion Colony, Ravi Ku­mar and Di­nesh Chan­dra of Ra­jnik­hand and Pradeep of South City be­came the first cit­i­zens to be slapped with a fine Rs 5000 each for keep­ing dog with­out a li­cence.

Dr Rao said the ex­er­cise had been started again in an ef­fort to get pet an­i­mals reg­is­tered in the city. He said most pet own­ers were easily given li­censes. Only res­i­dents abus­ing an­i­mals by not pro­vid­ing suf­fi­cient food, wa­ter and liv­ing space or keep­ing them in dingy and un­hy­gienic con­di­tions were de­nied li­cences.

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