Pit Bull and two other dog breeds are prohibited as pets in Ghaziabad, UP.

When putting their dogs outside in high-rise complexes, pet owners must utilize service lifts and make sure the animals are muzzled.

Due to an uptick in attacks on household pets, the Ghaziabad Municipal Corporation has outlawed residents’ ownership of the deadly Pit Bull, Rottweiler, and Dogo Argentino breeds.

The local authority published several other rules for pet owners on Saturday, including the requirement that they obtain a dog license, which will be granted starting in November, and the limitation prohibiting more than one pet dog per family.

When putting their dogs outside in high-rise complexes, pet owners must utilize service lifts and make sure the animals are muzzled.

The choice was made in response to several dog bite incidents that have recently been recorded in the city’s various neighborhoods. Pet owners must register their animals within two months.

The keeping of three aggressive (khoonkhar) breeds—Pit Bulls, Rottweilers, and Dogo Argentinos—is prohibited. There won’t be a permission issued. Someone will be held accountable if they purchase one of these. These three species are all forbidden in Ghaziabad, according to Sanjay Singh, a BJP leader and member of the GMC council, who spoke to PTI on Sunday.

These breeds should be prohibited, as suggested by Singh, and the House local body agreed.

He stated that owners of these types of dogs would need to sterilize them within two months. The board meeting of the civic organisation on Saturday decided that sterilising dogs was required, according to Mayor Asha Sharma. Without sterilisation, certificates cannot be registered. The owner must provide an affidavit stating that they will have the dog sterilized when he reaches the age of six months if the dog is younger than that. The mayor stated that although dog owners adore their pets, they also need to consider the youngsters who have suffered serious injuries as a result of dog assaults.

More than ten kids were bitten by dogs. Kush Tyagi, a young boy in the Sanjay Nagar neighborhood, was assaulted by a Pit Bull and required 150 stitches to his face. A dog of this type attacked another boy four days later, She spoke.

The directive to inform pet owners of the rules and regulations decided upon at the board meeting has been sent to all GMC zonal offices.

Residents will be able to feed stray dogs in a designated area, according to Mayor Sharma.

If the Residents’ Welfare Association (RWA) files a complaint, the Ghaziabad Nagar Nigam (GNN) will punish dog owners, she claimed.

Both the Kanpur Municipal Corporation (KMC) and the Panchkula Municipal Corporation historically forbade the keeping of pitbull and rottweiler breeds of dogs as pets inside municipal boundaries.