Mangaluru, Dec 3, 2023: In response to public confusion and objections, the Mangaluru City Corporation (MCC) has reversed its earlier decision, which mandated licenses for pet dogs within the city.
The MCC had initially enforced the licensing requirement as a measure to address the issue of stray dogs. Pet owners were required to submit a copy of their Aadhaar card, two photos of their pet, and a no-objection certificate from neighbors or the apartment association to obtain the license.
However, MCC Commissioner Anand CL acknowledged the public’s concerns and confusion in a recent public notice. He mentioned that the city corporation is currently in the process of formulating rules for obtaining registration certificates for dogs. A final decision will precede the issuance of a public notice. Until then, individuals are advised not to worry about obtaining a no-objection certificate and submitting documents, as the rules pertaining to registration certificates for pet dogs are still under development.
It is worth noting that the MCC had initially alerted the public on November 27, through the department of information & public relations, urging them to acquire licenses for their pet dogs from the city corporation.