TAKE CARE OF YOUR BEST FRIEND AND COMPLY WITH THE PROVISIONS OF THE RELEVANT LEGISLATION
The Community Council invites all holders / owners of dogs (over three months) to obtain a dog possession permit and comply with the provisions of the relevant legislation.
(Laws on Dogs N184 (1) 2002 – N137 (1) 2005)
DOG REGISTRATION PROCEDURE:
1. In the Veterinarian’ office:
Marking of the dog by a registered veterinarian with electronic microcontroller (microchip), with issuance of a relevant micro-chipping certificate.
2. In the Veterinary Services of the State:
By submitting the dog’s certificate to the Veterinary Services of the State, you obtain the Registration Certificate.
3. At Chloraka Community Council:
You should bring the above certificates together with a dog’s certificate or health booklet from a registered veterinarian to the offices of the Chloraka Community Council for issuance of of the dog holding license.
Procedures (1) and (2) are made only once in the dog’s life, while the procedure (3) shall be made annualy.
|MALE DOGS NEUTERED OR NOT
|FEMALE DOGS NEUTERED
|FEMALE DOGS UNNEUTERED
A DOG OWNER IS NO MORE CONSIDERED AS SUCH, WHEN:
- The dog is sold or given to another person. In such a case, a joint application for the transfer of an old and new owner must be made.
- A death certificate submitted from a registered veterinarian, or a responsible statement.
- The dog is lost and a responsible statement is produced.
OBLIGATIONS OF DOG OWNERS: :
- Keep the dog in good living conditions (lot of space, weather protection, food and water, exercise, etc.) and take care of its health, with all vaccinations and other measures.
- Do not let the dog circulate freely in public or other open spaces.
- While walking, have the dog tied up with a leash and collect his feces.
- Make sure that the dog does not cause any nuisance to neighbors due to barking or impurities in his or her place.
- Have a sign posted «BEWARE A DOG»
- The dog must reside in the owner’s residence. It is forbidden to keep dogs in fields, orchards or other places.
IMPORTANT: Owners can take their dog for walks in any public space as far as they comply with the Regulations.
The Community Council will make a claim against those who hold a dog without ownership permission or keep it in breach of the relevant regulations as summarized in the obligations of the owners above.
THE FAILURE TO OBTAIN A DOW OWNERSHIP LICENSE AGREEMENT IS A SERIOUS OFFENSE AND MAY BE PUNISHED BY PRISONING NOT EXCEEDING 12 MONTHS OR WITH A PENALTY UP TO € 1,708.60
What you need to know before you decide to adopt a dog.
Owning a dog also requires the appropriate responsibility. The dog needs the love and care that entails time, dedication and some expenses. That’s why we suggest that before you decide to adopt a dog, you should consider the following:
1. Where will the dog live in?
A good outdoor space should have the following features:
- It is a spacious, safe area and allows comfortable movements for the animal.
- It has a suitable roof for protection from rain and sun.
- It has its western and northern side protected from air currents
- It has a hard material floor for easy washing and cleaning.
- The floor is tilted for draining the water into an absorbing pit.
If the dog will live inside the premises make sure that there is enough space to move and a properly formed “corner” to sleep.
2. Stay in a residential building?
If so, then you should ask the residential management committee if pets are allowed. Then consider if the apartment has enough space for a dog to move and a properly configured “corner” for rest. Keep in mind that keeping dogs on balconies and terraces is forbidden.
3. Who will take care of the dog?
The absolute necessity for a dog is that it needs feeding twice a day and cleaning at least half an hour a day (after walking or playing in the yard), bathing every month and visiting the veterinarian at least once a year for vaccination and deworming. We suggest that you involve the entire family in this process and determine beforehand the responsibilities of each member.
4. Who will undertake charges for keeping a dog?
The absolutely necessary expenses required for having a dog are money for food, sterilization, microbial marking and yearly permit from the municipality, annual vaccination and deworming. During the life of the dog, extraordinary medical expenses may also occur.
5. Where would you leave the dog when you leave for a vacation?
Something that you need to think very carefully. Will you take it together, leave it in a dog hotel (costly enough) or will it be cared for by a relative or boyfriend? Remember that the dog wants care and that it will probably be unhappy when you are missing and as a result provoking annoyance.
6. Does any member of the close family and friendly environment suffer from allergy to dogs?
If so, then you may need to revise adoption. Do not bring yourself into the trouble of having to choose between a relative or a friend and a dog.
7. Do you already have other pets ?
If so then think about whether they would do well with the new family member. Usually cats do not do well with dogs as well as elderly animals are envious and tired of the arrival of another youngster.
8. Are you living in a pet-friendly neighborhood?
One thing we often forget is that we do not live in isolation, so our decisions affect those living around us. So, we suggest that before you decide to adopt a dog, consider whether this will disturb your neighbors. A good idea is to explain your intentions in advance and assure them that your dog will not cause any nuisance or inaccuracies in the neighborhood.