Kennel Club of India and AWBI licenses are not valid in such cases.” PUNE: The Shivajinagar Court on Friday directed an illegal city-based breeder to pay Rs50,000 to cover expenses related to the treatment and care of three dogs seized from him following allegations of ill-treatment. The court also asked him to furnish a surety of Rs15,000. Animal welfare activists said that the three dogs — a Great Dane, miniature Pomeranian and a Golden Retriever — were seized under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act (PCA) and Dog Breeding and Marketing Rules 2017. The activists also alleged that the breeder had strangulated one of his pet dogs, a Chow. Voices for India Voiceless Association, Pune, had earlier approached the Deccan Police to lodge a complaint against the breeder. Vineeta Tandon, president of the association, said, “Breeding and sale of dogs without a valid license from the State Animal Welfare Board of India is banned.
Date: 02 Feb 2019