Following the media report, the Greater Noida Authority issued a notice to the apartment owners’ body of ATS Paradiso over disturbance of dog owners and illegal fines.
New Delhi: Following the media report, the Greater Noida Authority came into action and issued a notice to the apartment owners’ body of ATS Paradiso over disturbance of dog owners and illegal fines.
After several incidents of dog bites, many Apartment Owners’ Associations (AOAs) and Residents’ Welfare Associations (RWAs) across the national capital region (NCR) have taken the matter into their own hands and started imposing their own rules and fines on dog owners.
Several apartment owners forbid pet owners from bringing their dogs into the elevators. The ATS Paradiso AoA had recently slapped fines on two dog parents, one for letting a dog pee in the apartment, and another for taking their dog into the elevator. The Greater Noida Authority sent the AoA a notice after the media reported such events.
The Greater Noida authority is one of the authorities that took the matter seriously and listened to everyone, not just one set of people. The authorities, municipality, police, and administration have to come forward in the case of harassment of dog owners, or else the state of chaos will continue.
“It is essential to maintain balance and no AoA has the right to make their own laws,” said Kaveri Rana Bhardwaj, an animal rights activist and rescuer, who accompanied the dog owners to register their complaint.
The warning issued by the authority sternly ordered the AoA not to bother dog owners and, in any case, call the animal care centres, whose numbers have been listed in the notice.
The notice from Greater Noida Industrial Development Authority health officer Dr Prem Chandra read, “This is to inform you that we have received a complaint of your AoA imposing illegal fines and arbitrary notices to pet parents. Through this notice, we want you to ensure that all rules of the Animal Welfare Board of India (AWBI) shall be followed.”
It was said that a new set of regulations would be introduced and that only the Greater Noida Authority could impose pet laws.