Pet owners can now get their dogs registered with the Chennai Corporation.
What’s it about? The Chennai Corporation wants to improve its database as there has been an increase in people having pet dogs. The civic body will soon release its dog census too. Registration can be done at their veterinary clinics.
- Each dog will be given a unique coin-shaped pendant that’ll have an ID. If a dog goes missing, this can be used to locate and identify them since it’ll be registered.
- Registration will also provide dogs with free vaccines at corporation hospitals. There’ll also be regular follow-ups on deworming.
Room for improvement: While happy with the move, animal welfare activists say the process needs to be simpler with an online database. Also, the centres for registration are only in a few locations.