Pet tax in Punjab: Pay Rs 250 to keep a dog, Rs 500 to own a cow

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New Delhi: In a bizarre incident, the Punjab state government today issued a notice asking people owning domestic animals will have to pay tax.

According to the new rule, people are expected to pay Rs 250 per year for owning dog, cat, pig, sheep or deer.

Those owning buffalo, bull, camel, horse, cow or elephant will have to pay Rs 500 per year.

The Punjab government has announced that the animals will be given branding code and will also have microchips installed in them.

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