Having arrived in Dubai in december we were handed quite a lot of paperwork from the pet relocation company, which to be honest with you was filed until we had our visa's in place. It was then forgotten about.
However a conversation with 2 friends over the last 2 days prompted me to read through the paperwork and it is a requirement to register your pets with the municipality and for them to wear their tags all the time.
I called the local vets who said they had tags in stock. The tags cost AED 50 each. I had to record their chip number, date of vaccines and our details.
I asked the vet what was the worse that could happen and she replied 'they (the police) can take your animal from you and *draws finger across throat*
That is strict but does it mean there are less strays and abandoned dogs? When you see how many abandoned dogs there are in France and England it makes you think that some sort of obligatory licence might be worth enforcing.ReplyDelete
Many thanks for linking this post from Dubai into #AnimalTales
the local municipality offer free neutering for stray catsDelete
In the UK you are meant to chip your dogs and to have a tag with your home number and address on at ALL times by law. It would be helpful if the authorities did actually check dogs and cats for micro chips but that's another story!!!!ReplyDelete
it does seem silly to have a law that no one ever enforces, however they do here and oftenDelete
The Mother says - I remember when you used to have to have a licence for a dog in this country. I totally agree with Rosie's comment. I get so annoyed when I see stray and abandoned dogs. All a dog wants is love. Glad to know yours are looked after and loved so well by you. #animaltalesReplyDelete
i remember having a dog licence in the 80's for our dog, think it cost around 45p a yearDelete