A pet license can help if dogs are lost or stolen and will also help keep the census and health details of dogs updated.

This Sunday Bengalureans can get their dogs registered with the BBMP This is howImage courtesy: Priya Chetty-Rajagopal‎
news Animals Friday, August 18, 2017 - 16:32

Pet owners in Bengaluru can get their dogs registered at a mass registration camp in Sahakara Nagar Ground this Sunday.

Cubbon Park Canines (CPC), which started out as a Facebook page and is now an active community of animal lovers, has partnered with the BBMP to conduct its second pet licensing camp in the city on Sunday, August 20.

NGO Sarvodaya will also be conducting free spay/neuter procedures in a mobile van for community dogs on the same day.

Getting pets licensed can help if dogs are lost or stolen and will also contribute towards keeping the census and health of pet dogs updated.

Licensing can also keep a check on breeders.

What pet parents need to provide at the camp

  • Up to date rabies and general vaccination records (carry a photocopy too),
  • Owner's full name and details, pet details and breed, whether neutered/not,
  • and, a license fee of Rs 110 for the first year (renewal at Rs 100 thereafter).

CPC had set up their first licensing camp in July this year, where the BBMP had registered 225 dogs in four hours. In comparison, the group says, the BBMP had issued just 153 such licenses in all of 2014-15.

"Pet licensing in Bengaluru is complex and unclear, so there have been several pet parents requesting an outdoor pet registration camp from the BBMP," the group said in a statement.

Photographs from the pet licensing camp in July; Images courtesy: Priya Chetty-Rajagopal‎ 

The CJ Memorial Trust Bangalore, of which CPC is a part, has also launched an online petition seeking that the pet licensing process be accelerated in the city. According to the petition, BBMP records show that only a total of 2,100 licenses have been issued so far.

It further reads, "However, as per section 344 of Karnataka Municipal Corporation Act, keeping and feeding animals and birds without the permission of Municipal commissioner or concerned officer is strictly prohibited. Before the rules are stringently made, and given the unwieldy nature of the current registration process with BBMP Vet Inspectors at each ward, it is better to create an easy mechanism to mass register dogs at external locations."

Event details: #II CPC-BBMP Pet License Drive, Sunday, August 20, 2017, 9-11:30am, venue: Sahakara Nagar Ground, Google location: https://goo.gl/maps/5KArmDBF5Pq

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