Resident Welfare Association (RWA) Tag

VOSD shares Legal Framework for Stray Dogs In India
Many large Resident Welfare Associations (RWA) and Managing committees (MC) write to us asking us to take away all the stray dogs from their societies/gated community/ buildings etc. They don’t realize that relocating stray dogs is an illegal act. VOSD is the world’s largest no-kill rescue and sanctuary, and the largest provider of legal and medical expertise on dogs. And we would like to provide a legal framework for stray dogs so that everyone understand the rights of Stray Dogs and what they can and cannot do when it comesRead More
Registering Rescue | Rakesh Shukla_VOSD Aug 2017

Posted On April 25, 2018By straysadminIn VOSD Blog

Facing hostile neighbors and RWA

Facing hostile neighbours if you feed or otherwise take care of dogs is not new. But it has to be dealt with in a firm manner. First stay calm. Do not get into a slanging match or a showdown. The law and order machinery is on your side, and you should leverage it to protect yourself and the dogs. These are the 3 main things you should know: First, you are well within your rights to feed dogs that are in the locality and any neighbours or RWA cannot put inRead More
Its quite common to see RWAs coming down on people feeding dogs even pets on their premises. In a first a federation of RWAs (Resident Welfare Associations) writes to its members cautioning them to lawfully deal with stray dogs. RWAs (Residents’ Welfare Associations), and Apartment Owners’ Associations, are viewed with suspicion by most of us that care for, feed, and look after community dogs (usually referred to as ‘stray dogs’), because of the single-mindedness with which they often try to persecute our dogs. They try to drive them away, throughRead More
This is an interesting case study of a battle that’s playing out even now, as we write this, at an upmarket apartment complex called Nirvana Country, South City-II, Phase-II, at Sectors 49, 50, and 57, Gurgaon, developed and constructed by Unitech Ltd. There are 2 apartment blocks – the Close North, and the Close South.  This is playing out at the Close North. This real life account involves an RWA, of course (or the Association of Apartment Owners as it is also known as) & of course it involves dogsRead More
If you feed stray dogs or otherwise tend to them it is likely that you face resistance from some in the residential locality to stop this activity. The 1st thing you should know is that you are within your rights as a citizen to feed these and tend of these dogs. There are multiple court judgments available on this website itself that point to that. To put forth your view and/or to defend yourself when under pressure to stop this lawful activity you can use this letter, just by printingRead More
This is a query that comes very often. Pet parents are told by their ‘neighbors’ that their pets are causing problems namely, noise littering and spreading disease [Before we continue it can’t be emphasized enough that you should be a responsible pet parent: keep your dog on leash in public places, teach your dog not to defecate in places in common public use and always pick/clear after your dog – its good manners and common sense, sterilize your dog so you have less to worry about in the ‘heat season’,Read More