The popular blogger Ilya Valiyev recalled in his publication that on February 14 this year, registration of pets becomes mandatory in Russia. In the meantime, it is being worked out in the Kirov region, within the framework of a decree signed by the local authorities. Using this example, the author analyzes the pros and cons of the new law.
In addition to the obvious public benefit of the law, skulked from similar Western and protecting cats and dogs so that from now on it will be difficult to throw them out into the street, contributing to their uncontrolled reproduction, or to treat them cruelly, there are also pitfalls to this extent.
From now on, owners will have to monitor the timely vaccination of their pets, pay a tax on their maintenance, as well as a state fee for a passport or re-register them.
From now on, inspection authorities will be able to come to the owners' homes to find out if you have registered your cat or dog. And it is precisely this circumstance that the author considers the main defect of the law.
According to the law, “pets, regardless of their breed, are subject to registration from the age of three months and annual re-registration”, and it must be passed in a state veterinary institution within 10 days from the date of purchase of the pet. In the event of its loss, transfer to a new owner or to a shelter, the owner must again notify the state veterinary institution in the same 10 days.
In addition, owners must meet the following requirements:
- the conditions of keeping the pet (up to the temperature and humidity in the room where it lives),
- the number of pets that can be brought in a particular area,
- walking pets,
- veterinary service,
- conditions for the carriage of pets in public transport,
- handling biological waste from pets, and so on (that is, you still have to clean up feces for dogs on the street).
You can get a pet in a communal apartment only with the consent of all neighbors, unless it is a guide dog. Owners of private houses must take care that pets cannot get out of the private territory themselves, and a warning about the presence of a dog must be posted at the entrance. Well, those guilty of non-compliance with these and other requirements of the law bear responsibility both administrative and criminal.
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