Ghaziabad: Surrounded by a series of pet dog attacks, the Ghaziabad Municipal Corporation has banned the residents from keeping Pit Bull, Rottweiler, and Dogo Argentino breeds as pets.
The Municipal body issued a host of other guidelines on Saturday for pet owners according to which they will have to get a license for their dogs, which will be issued from November 1, and no family can keep more than one dog.
Pet owners living in complexes will have to use service lifts for taking their dogs out and make sure they wear muzzles while in the public.
“The three breeds — Pit Bull, Rottweiler, and Dogo Argentino — are ferocious, and no permission will be granted to keep these dogs. No license will be issued. If somebody buys one of these, he/she will be responsible. All these three breeds have been banned in Ghaziabad,” BJP leader and GMC councilor Sanjay Singh told.
The decision comes amidst several dog bite incidents reported from various localities of the city in recent months. The pet owners will have to obtain registration within two months.