This is taken from Bev Farmer's fb page Podenco Friends.
'Changes to the entry of rescue dogs to the UK basically if the UK exit the EU with a deal or no deal the Euro tunnel will no longer be a designated Border Inspection Point for Dogs, Cats or Ferrets.. Some months ago the ferry companies stopped accepting transports with rescue dogs on and the only point of entry was the Tunnel. If this is correct the only means of transport will be by plane to the UK very few airlines fly dogs to the UK and the last one we flew over cost 600 pounds plus the cost of the crate paid by the adopter so will be beyond the affordability of most people .. I can not confirm if this is accurate information but
I am aware many agencies have been lobbying to stop the import of foreign rescues due to animals arriving sick and with incorrect paper work. If anyone has any information regarding these changes please let us kno. This is a statement copied from a post by the group below
Just been advised of this by Ann Marie Payne of Ann's Canine Care. Email her on this link if you want a copy of the form in pdf.
CHANGE OF LAW. PLEASE READ
From 13th May 2019 the procedure to change ownership of a dog that is registered on raia ( Andalusia) has changed. Also if you want to register a dog on raia from another database.
Now you must obtain one of these forms and have the previous owner fill it out and then have your vet present it to raia, along with proof of identity of the owner. Your local vet will have access to one of these forms.
Also if you rescue a dog from the street without a chip you must register it at the local town hall. This will not effect your right to keep the dog.
These are new laws so please, don't expect Ann to be able to answer any questions. The best person to ask is your local vet.
There is a law which allows authorities to penalise people who help stray animals. I published about it recently when Malaga put up posters warning people they would be fined 500 euros for helping stray animals! Galicia province is now proposing to enforce the law, so please sign this petition to protest about it. The petition will be printed off and handed to the authorities.
PLEASE SHARE: HOW TO MAKE AN OFFICIL COMPLAINT FOR ANIMAL ABUSE OR ABANDONMENT IN SPAIN
MO SWATEK·FRIDAY, 30 JUNE 2017
Due to the complete denial by the authorities (politicians of all levels) of the massive existence of animal abuse in Spain, our only possibility to make a difference is to report ALL and each of the cases that we see.
Unfortunately, the vast majority of cases are reported exclusively on the internet/social media but not to the authorities like the Spanish animal welfare police SEPRONA or directly to court, and the result is obvious. As nobody reports, the official statistics don't include any of the severe cases all of us find nearly daily. Neither are all the dogs that shelters without subsidies and private people collect daily in the Spanish streets considered in official statistics.
It will soon be the end of 2016 and thoughts will turn to holidays in 2017. Regular readers will know I suggest that volunteering at an animal refuge is a wonderful way to spend a week – but there are some ground rules which need to be born in mind. It’s not actually a holiday as such – cleaning kennels, feeding dogs, washing bedding...but there is always time off to do sightseeing, or just play with the dogs!
Most volunteers know this; many return year on year to their preferred refuge whilst others like to go to a different area and meet different people. But the ground rules remain the same!
1. Remember that the people who own/run the refuge are the ones there 24/7 365 days a year and know the dogs in their care inside out. They know their characters, likes and dislikes, which dogs get on with others, or not.
2. Do not question any instructions relating to the care of the dogs – helpful suggestions will be considered.
3. Dogs like routine, refuges run on routine, so please adhere to the daily routine of the refuge wherever possible – obviously if bad weather hits and it’s all hands on deck, then carry out the emergency tasks asked of you.
Thought I would ask the question, in view of the recent post about 'Types of Hoarder'. Here are some of the replies I received.
In Switzerland: Dog owners have to pay a yearly fee for each dog, depending on weight. In addition the owner must attend a dog school to learn to handle his dog, and do that with each dog he owns. This is all registered at the City hall (ayuntamiento)
In California they pay $29 per greyhound per year, in some townships you are only allowed 2 dogs, in others 4 dogs - it varies a lot.
In Germany, it costs 170 Euro for the first dog, twice that for the second..... But, how many citizens follow the law and register their dogs.
Please, all of you who know the work ACTIN do in Spain, Murcia in particular, vote for them on this proposal. ACTIN need loads of votes to help them get chosen. So please vote for them and share widely to get more votes! Thanks.
Have you ever wondered what happens to the carcasses of dogs and cats killed in the Spanish perreras? Actin Association in Murcia have been carrying out an investigation which included the rescue of a couple of galgos, and an offshoot of this has raised the question. They desperately need funds to pay their lawyers, please donate.
Tunde Patko, who currently lives in Germany but has also lived elsewhere in the world, has been looking into the subject.