THE Penang Island City Council (MBPP) is looking to gazette the Licensing of Dogs and Kennel Establishment By-Laws 2020 to limit the number of dogs each owner is allowed to keep at their residential premises.
MBPP mayor Datuk Yew Tung Seang said the bylaw is expected to be gazetted within two months after it is presented in the next exco meeting.
He said the bylaw would allow for one dog to be owned at each residential unit in flats, apartments and other high-rise residential buildings.
“But of course, this would still depend on the strata title of the building and the management corporation of the building.
“For example, in apartments, the final say would be by its management corporation.
“In situations where under the bylaw, the council allows a maximum of one dog in the unit, the final say would still be up to the building’s own management corporation, ” he said during the press conference after a council meeting at City Hall last Thursday.
Yew said for landed units, a maximum of two dogs are allowed whereas for semi-detached houses, a maximum of three dogs are allowed.
“For bungalows, we allow up to four dogs and for larger areas like farms, five dogs are allowed to be kept.
“This is for the council to carry out better control and enforcement, as this bylaw is an updated one from its previous version in 1977.
“Once the bylaw is gazetted, in the event that owners at the listed premises own more dogs than permitted, then they will have to adhere to the bylaw, ” he added.
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