In an attempt to make a household pet’s life safer, North Delhi Municipal Corporation has passed a new policy. As per the reports, it will be mandatory for pet shop owners to avail a license of registration with the Animal Welfare Board to engage in the business of sale and purchase of domesticated pets.
A certificate containing a quick response (QR) code and registration number will be issued by the board of Delhi Animal Welfare Association. The pet shop owner will have to declare and sale, purchase, and adoption of pet along with the name and details of the pet owner to the board within 2 days of the transaction.
This huge step came into consideration after the animal husbandry department of the Delhi government asked to put a stop to unlicensed pet shops’ operations, keeping in view the Prevention of Cruelty to Animal Act.
The fee for a license for a year will be Rs. 7000 and Rs. 25000 for a 5 years license. If an applicant wishes to renew their license after one year, they will have to pay a fee of Rs. 5000 and for a renewal for 5 years, the fee of Rs. 25000 will be levied.