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The most recent of these regulations advise against using elevators with pets and recommend that dogs wear collars with information on their breed, vaccination history, and registration number. A number of citizens' groups in Noida and its surrounding satellite towns are developing rules for families with dogs in the aftermath of a few dog bite and attack instances that made headlines in recent days. Some of these rules appear to cross the line into harassment and discrimination.
According to a Supreme Court attorney, such laws, which without any legal support, merely deepen divisions between communities and breed hostility. There used to be a community that loved dogs and one that didn't. Right now, hatred is everywhere. The rules proposed by the residents' organisations, according to a top officer of the Noida administration, were never discussed with them. Officer on special duty (NOIDA), Indu Prakash Singh, stated that there would be meetings shortly in this respect. Singh said that residents can file a complaint with the Noida government or the Registrar of Firms, Societies, and Chits of Uttar Pradesh if they have any complaints regarding any guidelines imposed by the Apartment Owners Associations (AoAs).
While it is important to live in harmony with your neighbors, certain recent instances, according to a local who feeds stray animals and has dogs at home, have made things worse for everyone involved. Additionally, a number of old recordings of dog attacks have started to circulate on social media, which has only served to increase people's phobia of dogs.
The Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act has animal birth control regulations in place. Although it states that stray dogs must be sterilized, sterilization of pet dogs is merely advised. The Noida Authority cannot enforce the law on citizens since it is not above the law. It may make recommendations but not demands followed by fines.
It's common knowledge that sterilization decreases violence and has a number of positive health effects. However, veterinarians have differing views on this. However, how is the Noida Authority able to impose rules on pet owners? It conflicts with legislation made by the federal and state governments.
In India, it is illegal to remove stray dogs from their area unless there is proof that the canines are dangerous or rabid. The Noida Authority will identify and designate fixed feeding stations for stray dogs under the planned dog policy, and tiny shelters will be constructed throughout the city to rehabilitate violent canines. The fundamental tenet is that stray dogs shouldn't be fed in open, public spaces that are used by people all the time. Each sector will have two to three feeding stations, and the Authority will also maintain a registry of dog feeders. Meanwhile, in various parts of the city, 18 or so modest dog shelters will be constructed close to composting facilities or other shady spots.
The RWAs (Resident Welfare Associations) and animal lovers will be in charge of the dog shelters. These shelters are designed to accommodate stray dogs that are thought to be hostile until their behavior is altered.
The Authority will also create a three-month schedule for the initiative to sterilize stray dogs in an effort to further combat the problem. The RWAs will be given a sector-specific roster. In order to implement the Animal Birth Control (ABC) programme, the Authority has hired two NGOs.
Each of them, according to officials, sterilizes close to 20 canines each day. The authorities believe that Noida has at least 70,000 stray canines, of whom 40,000 (or 55%) have undergone sterilization in the last five years. But there isn't a census.