Dwarka: Pet dogs littering parks and footpaths, a violation of norms

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Dwarka: Pet dogs littering parks and footpaths, a violation of norms

Pet owners or caretakers are violating the rules of the Municipal Corporation

Dwarka: Pet dogs littering parks and footpaths, a violation of norms

Dwarka: Dwarka’s footpaths and neighbourhood parks are facing problems due to pet dogs as they defecate in the open and roam without muzzles. Pet owners or caretakers do not seem bothered about what they are doing and how they are violating the rules of the Municipal Corporation. While walking through the streets in Dwarka, one can see the shit of the dogs in the neighbourhood parks and also the dogs of different species roaming openly without muzzle and chain. Such things are not only making the parks dirty but also making them unsafe.

Vikas Kumar a resident of Dwarka, Sector 6 said, “Every day, residents during their morning walk at Sector 6  Park (adjoining DAV School) encounter a  number of people bringing their pets for pooping. The number of dogs brought to defecate is increasing. Now people come in their cars with pets to this specially categorised park, nicknamed as "Kutta Park" by surrounding societies. This is a mockery of the system.”

Park nicknamed as "Kutta Park" in Dwarka sector 6

In almost every park under DDA, South Delhi Municipal Corporation has erected boards with written messages that dogs are not allowed in the parks. Also if someone comes with the pets they must ensure there should be a muzzle in their mouth and there should be no defecation. Moreover, the rules guide that owners must carry a bag to collect the shit if they defecate.

But all the messages seem meaningless and pet owners and caretakers are fearlessly bringing the dogs inside the parks. A resident of Sector 14, Sunita Singh said, “ People do have dangerous species of dogs. They roam with them without a muzzle and many times without a chain. Many people get scared of them. Those dogs if go uncontrolled could kill anyone. So with those species which are dangerous to human children are very unsafe. Authority should be strict on those breeds and the rules must be implemented immediately.”