Kozhikode: The charge for getting license for pets has been fixed and is waiting official confirmation. Applications will be accepted as soon as the council meeting on Tuesday announce this officially. Rs 100 for cattle and cats and Rs 500 for dogs and horses will be the charge assigned by the finance council. But the rates for a breeder’s license will be Rs 1000 for dogs and Rs 500 for cats.
A microchip will be embedded in the animal’s body. Through this, the details of the animal can be easily obtained when it is abandoned or wanders out. Also, owners who abandon old and ill animals, can be easily identified.
Earlier, cattle that wanders on streets were caught and fined but in most cases, they are auctioned as the owners do not come forward to claim ownership. No such actions are taken in the case of other animals.
With the introduction of the registration, the census of pets will also be possible. The High Court had issued order regarding the license. The court directed that all pets, including cattle, should be registered with the local authorities and licensed within six months.
Once approved by the council, applications can be accepted online through the software. The Corporation Veterinary Officer VS Shreeshma said the process can be completed on time.