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Pet Owners and the Law
Government Sources / Regulations on the Ownership & Movement of Pets – UK

Pet travel: information for pet owners
https://www.gov.uk/pet-travel-information-for-pet-owners

Taking your Pet abroad
https://www.gov.uk/take-pet-abroad/overview

Pet travel: guidance on changes to the EU scheme from 29 December 2014
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/pet-travel-guidance-on-changes-to-the-eu-scheme-from-29-december-2014
https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/390396/pet-travel-scheme-dec-2014-guidance.pdf

EU Pet Passport Guidance Notes for Completion of New Model Passports Issued after 28 December 2014
http://ahvla.defra.gov.uk/external-operations-admin/library/documents/exports/ET139.pdf

Controlling your Dog in Public
https://www.gov.uk/control-dog-public/overview

New Dog Laws – Community Protection Notices (CPM)
http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2014/12/part/4/chapter/1/crossheading/community-protection-notices/enacted


Government Sources / Regulations on the Ownership & Movement of Pets – Ireland



Pet Travel

  • Regulations regarding the movement of Cats, Dogs or Ferrets into or out of Ireland.
  • Pet Cats, dogs or ferrets accompanied by their owner - Non-commercial movement.
  • How to get an EU Pet Passport in Ireland.
  • List of Qualifying EU Member States & European Countries.

http://www.agriculture.gov.ie/pets

List of Approved Carriers and Routes from non-EU Countries
http://www.agriculture.gov.ie/pets/approvedpetcarriersroutes/

Dog Control Regulations – Ireland
http://www.environ.ie/en/LocalGovernment/DogControl/

DSPCA guide to Dog Owners Legal Responsibilities
http://www.dspca.ie/DogOwnersLegalResponsiblities

Pet Owners and the Law – France
A very useful analysis in a 2009 Veterinary Times article by Glen Cousquerof the University of Edinburgh also published on vetsonline.com
Title: France's dangerous dogs legislation has new teeth: should UK law bite the bullet?
http://www.vetsonline.com/publications/veterinary-times/archives/n-39-20/france-s-dangerous-dogs-legislation-has-new-teeth-should-uk-law-bite-the-bullet.html