Policy for Harmonized Living in Colonies - Residents, Pets, Community Animals & Their Care Takers

Nov 20, 2023 Vasanthi Kumar

The purpose of this document is an attempt to bring about harmonized living among the colony residents, their pets, the community dogs, and their caretakers. We believe that it is our collective responsibility to ensure that the colony remains clean and hygienic for all the residents while at the same time, it is pet and community animal-friendly. To achieve this goal, we have tried to define a few advisories for each group.



Advisory for Pet Owners/Pet Parents

All pet owners/parents are requested to adhere to the following guidelines:

  1. Ensure that their pets are sterilized and are regularly vaccinated.
  2. If unwell, pets should be taken to the veterinarian for prompt treatment.
  3. To ensure that pets do not get aggressive, treat them as part of the family.
  4. Make sure that pets are not left out on balconies, in staircases, on the terrace or in the hot sun or in the freezing Delhi cold because their howling and barking can become a nuisance to the neighborhood.

Walking & Pooping of Pet Dogs in the Colony

All the pet owners/parents are requested to adhere to the below guidelines to maintain hygiene and cleanliness in the colony:

  1. When outside his home, walking a dog on a leash is a MUST.

Designated Pet Play Areas

  1. Park near #2233 and 2234. A pit for poop disposal shall be created here.
  2. MCD Park behind the Community Centre. This is a very large Park.

The designated parks will have the following:

  • Sand beds on their edges where the dogs can relieve themselves.
  • Poop scoops should be carried to pick up the poop.
  • A designated pit with some sand to dump the poop for bio degradation.

Caring for the Community Animals in the Colony

We believe that it is important for residents to have a clean & hygienic environment in the colony. At the same time, since 10-Mar-2023, when the Central Government’s ABC Rules 2023, came into force, the strays in India have received a new name, “community animals” and their care has become the responsibility of the community in which they live.


  1. Responsible Feeding – this is the key word for feeding the community dogs in the colony. They should make sure that the animals are fed only at the pre-designated feeding points.
  2. The community animals should not be encouraged to sit on the staircase.
  3. They also should NOT be fed on the staircase or in the lobby on the GF.
  4. It is the responsibility of the community animal feeder/caretaker to always keep the feeding points clean and hygienic. All the litter (food bowls, pieces of paper, etc.) is to be cleared up immediately after feeding.

Designated Feeding Points

  1. Near Park No.3
  2. Near Parking around Gate No.6
  3. Near Park No.10 around Gate No.3
  4. Near Park No. 11 around Gate No.2
    • These feeding points are NOT frequented by both children and the elderly.
    • Mattresses, etc. will be provided by the RWA when needed.
    • Regular Awareness and sensitization Programs will be conducted in the colony, for both children and adults so that the residents understand the body language of the dogs, learn to trust them and get along with them.

A Few Statistics About Our Dogs in Sector D-2, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi (as on 1-Oct-2023)

  1. No of dogs: 22 to 25
  2. Sterilization Status: 100%
  3. Vaccination Status: 100% as on 16/09/2023
  4. Average Age: 8 years
  5. Feeding of dogs: done by a few resident caretakers.




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New Delhi, INDIA
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