Pune’s Pet Owners Set to Benefit from PMC’s Online Pet License Renewal Initiative

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Pune, 12th January 2024: Pune’s pet-loving community has cause for celebration as the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) gears up to launch a user-friendly initiative aimed at simplifying the process of renewing pet licenses.

In a bid to streamline pet ownership procedures, the PMC introduced online registration for pet dogs and cats approximately eighteen months ago, a move that garnered widespread praise.

Building on this success, the civic body has now announced plans to roll out online renewal services for pet licenses starting next week. This initiative is designed to enhance convenience and accessibility for pet owners across the city.

According to officials from the PMC veterinary department, the renewal fee for each pet will be set at Rs 25. Detailed information regarding the renewal process will be made available on the PMC website (https://services.pmc.gov.in/).

Previously, the department launched online pet registration in November 2022, requiring pet owners to make an upfront payment of Rs 500 for a ten-year period (equivalent to Rs 50 per year).

The new renewal feature will be prominently displayed through an additional icon on the website’s interface.

Notably, the online pet registration initiative saw significant uptake among dog owners, with 3,522 dog licenses issued to date. However, the number of cat owners securing licenses stood at a modest 162.

Following registration, pet licenses are typically issued within a 20-day period. Subsequently, pet owners are required to renew their licenses upon expiration. Until now, this renewal process was conducted physically, ward-wise.

In a bid to simplify procedures, the PMC has opted to transition to online license renewal, offering pet owners greater convenience and flexibility.

Pet owners must apply for a pet license annually by submitting essential documents, including a copy of the certificate of the rabies vaccine administered to the animal, proof of residential address, a photo of the animal, property tax payment receipt, and a no-objection certificate from the housing society.

Dr. Sarika Funde, Veterinary Superintendent at PMC, expressed optimism about the online registration system’s success, highlighting the issuance of 3,522 dog licenses and 162 cat licenses to date. She emphasized the PMC veterinary department’s proactive efforts in raising awareness and facilitating online registration, ensuring pet owners can complete the process seamlessly from the comfort of their homes. With just a few clicks, pet enthusiasts can ensure their beloved companions remain fully licensed and compliant with municipal regulations.