Panchkula citizens will not be allowed to keep Pitbull and Rottweiler dog breeds at home.
Sep 29, Chandigarh (PTI) With an increase in cases of dog attacks reported from “multiple places,” the Panchkula Municipal Corporation has banned pitbull and rottweiler dogs as pets within the city limits, officials stated on Thursday.
A conclusion to this effect was taken during a meeting of the MC House on Thursday; Mayor Kulbushan Goyal told reporters in Panchkula.
He also stated there were 24 agenda points before the meeting, and all were passed by the House.
Mayor stated, “As far as the issue pertaining to dogs was concerned, those pet owners who do not get their dogs registered will be fined Rs 2,000. Besides, two ferocious dog breeds have been banned in the city. Pitbull and rottweiler breeds have also been banned in many other cities and in Panchkula, too they have been banned.”
He said there had been cases of dog attacks, especially by these dog breeds at multiple places, and that people were worried about this.
Many countries have banned keeping these breeds of dogs as of their aggressive nature. Although Pitbulls are still bred in several other countries, including the US, they need better training to control them from becoming aggressive.