Pet dog owners will soon need to pay tax for security, cleanliness in MP’s Sagar

All pet dogs in Sagar Municipal Corporation will be registered, vaccinated and ‘security, cleanliness’ tax will be levied on the pet owners.

Sagar,UPDATED: Jan 16, 2023 10:49 IST

Dog owners may have to pay a fee to keep their pets (Photo: AFP | Representative)

By Himanshu Shiva Purohit: Sagar Municipal Corporation in Madhya Pradesh has decided to impose a tax on dog owners, a first in the state, for security and cleanliness of the city’s residents. The decision was unanimously taken by 40 councillors on Sunday.

Once the law is framed by the Sagar Municipal Corporation, it is likely to come into effect as early as April this year.

The decision to tax dog owners was taken as the dog menace on the streets of Sagar was rising. Not just the stray dog menace but also the dirtying of public places by pet dogs also led to this move.

All pet dogs in Sagar will be registered, their vaccinations done, and tax levied on the pet owners.

Sagar Municipal Corporation chairman Vrindavan Ahirwar said, “The councillors said in the meeting that stray dogs and pet dogs dirty the entire city, and there were many incidents of dogs biting people. Our council has decided that we will study cities where this type of tax is levied.”

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