NEW ONE-DOG RULE
SHANGHAI — China’s largest city is setting a limit of one dog per family in an effort to gain control over the soaring pet population and curb rabies.
Shanghai’s new pet ownership rules also cut steep fees for dog registration hoping to bring more undocumented dogs onto the books. They also require those walking dogs to keep them on leashes.
Only about 140 000 of Shanghai’s estimated 800 000 dogs have been registered under current rules, which require payment of a 2 000 yuan (R2 150) annual fee for those living downtown and half that for those in the suburbs. — Sapa-AP.