In the future, if a pet is found abandoned, the owners can be traced with the help of the chip inserted in the pets. The chip would contain details of the owners. The department will also penalise the owners if they abandon their pets. 

 

Former joint director of animal husbandry and animal biologists Parvez Ahmed Piran initiated this move and also has drafted rules like compulsory licences for breeders and owners, use of biometric chips in the animal to curb the abandoning menace. “The files in this regard have been cleared by the Health Committee and also by the BBMP. Now they are pending at the government level. So, the rule may become a reality anytime soon," he said.

 

One of the retired officers had personally recorded the cases of behaviour issue in the abandoned dogs. He said that these dogs become violent and people chose to kill it fearing for their life.

 

Vinay Morey, animal rights activists says, “Although the Piran took the initiative, the officials from the department did not make any attempt to pass this proposal in the Assembly. Had this proposal been tabled, incidents of many dogs of good breeds that end up in a tragic way could be have been prevented. The beauty of the rule is that, the details of owners and breeders can be traced within minutes and they can be penalised for abandoning the dogs,"

 

A top official from the department now has said, “The department has received many complaints of people abandoning their pets. We will put pressure on getting signature on this project so that it becomes a law soon.”