Dog breeders in the city will have to register with the State Animal Welfare Board or face action in the coming days.
Principal Secretary, Municipal Administration and Urban Development, Arvind Kumar gave instructions to officials to ensure that the activities of dog breeders comply with the rules stipulated by the Law on the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals promulgated by the Ministry of Environment and Forests.
Dog breeders should be made aware of the law and compulsory registration with the Council, Mr. Arvind Kumar said in letters to GHMC DS Commissioner Lokesh Kumar and Principal Secretary, TI, Jayesh Ranjan. .
Selling animals through social media is illegal and online transactions must be registered with the council, he said, and asked the IT department to monitor illegal online transactions and take strict measures to against them.
Dog breeders should have four months to comply with the regulations, he said.
The director of breeding, the director of municipal administration and the police commissioners of Cyberabad, Rachakonda and Hyderabad are expected to work in coordination to take action against illegal dog breeding and submit a report on the measures taken to the government before August 15, he ordered.