05 November 2009

Bad News for Pet Lover: Be Careful MCD to seize and sell lost pets

Next time your pet dog, cat, birds, etc, is found abandoned or roaming in any public place or public land, MCD can impound them and sell them to recover the cost of removing and feeding if the amount is not paid by the owner within seven days. http://hallosushant.blogspot.com/

Under MCDs proposed pet policy to be tabled in the standing committee for approval on Wednesday the civic body has the right to do so under section 418 of the Delhi Municipal Corporation Act, 1957, which pertains to seizure of certain animals. http://hallosushant.blogspot.com/
The proposed policy also elaborates on the rules and regulations for issuing licenses to pet shops which are functioning without one so far. As per section 418, if a horse, cattle or quadruped animals or birds are found abandoned and roaming or tethered on any street or public place, MCD officials can impound the animal and remove it to a place earmarked by the civic agency. The cost of impounding the animals or birds and feeding them will be recovered by auctioning them off. http://hallosushant.blogspot.com/

The owner of the animal or bird should come forward to claim them within seven days of the seizure, and will have to pay us the cost incurred by us in impounding the animal and in feeding it, an MCD official said. The civic agency is formulating a licencing policy for pet shops to regulate privately operating individual /groups selling pet animals. The aim is to ensure animals are adequately supplied with food and water, are not sold at a tender age and all reasonable precautions are taken to prevent unnatural death. http://hallosushant.blogspot.com/
by: Ruhi Bhasin | TNN
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