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Punjab and Haryana High Courts maintain “one family, one dog” rule; ask owners to register their pets

Everyone's attention has been drawn to the recent dog bite cases. Therefore, the Punjab and Haryana High Courts jointly ruled on Wednesday on a Gurugram consumer panel order urging the residents to maintian only one dog per family rule.

By wasmulhaq 
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New Delhi: Everyone’s attention has been drawn to the recent dog bite cases. Therefore, the Punjab and Haryana High Courts jointly ruled on Wednesday on a Gurugram consumer panel order urging the residents to maintain only one dog per family rule.

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The court’s direction came into force after the increase in dog bite cases, so a victim knocked on the door of the court to seek compensation in November. The Municipal Corporation of Gurugram was then ordered by a consumer court to capture all stray dogs and place them in pounds.

The court also ordered that dog owners register their pets and chain their dogs whenever they are outside in public places. The dog masters were also asked to guarantee the dog would not bite anyone. Apart from this, it is essential to carry eco-friendly disposable bags for scooping the dog’s poop.

The district consumer disputes redressal commission in Gurugram banned a dozen foreign breeds in November.

The commissioner had urged people to adhere to the “one family, one dog” rule, which requires dog owners to pay a Rs 12,000 annual fee. The authorities of the Municipal Corporation were asked to make an arrangement for dog pounds so that stray dogs can be kept there.

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