15 dogs bought from Romania risk being euthanized
15 dogs bought from Romania risk being euthanized in Sweden, due to the bureaucracy and unconsciousness of those who transported them there. The animals were confiscated two weeks ago following a customs control.
The dog’s documents certifying the rabies vaccination were false
The veterinary agency that reached the dogs claims that the documents certifying the rabies vaccination were false because no antibodies were found during the tests. The recipients of the animals, who also paid 2,500 euros for a copy, want to be taken care of.
The Swedish press does not provide details about the breeds of the confiscated dogs, but from the photos can be identified specimens of bichon and pomeranian.
The dogs in were placed in quarantine
The Swedish veterinary authorities do not want to place the dogs in quarantine on the grounds that they would involve too high a cost to the public budget and that some of the dogs are in poor health.
At the moment, the fate of the animals is uncertain, despite the efforts of those who wanted to receive them in their homes, to save them from death.
Traveling with a pet in the European Union
What do you do when you have to travel to another EU Member State with an adopted pet? For such situations there are clear rules both at European level and in each country. The European Consumer Center – ECC Romania shows you the general rules you must follow.
Conditions for traveling with a pet in the EU
- The pet must be older than 3 months. This can be explained by the fact that the pet must be vaccinated against rabies, and this is possible after the age of 3 months.
- If the pet is a dog, cat, or ferret, you must have an EU pet passport issued by a veterinarian authorized to do so by the competent authority. This passport certifies that your pet has been vaccinated against rabies for more than 21 days and less than 1 year before the date of departure. In some Member States, other pet treatments are required to allow entry, such as deworming.
- Also for dogs, cats and ferrets it is necessary that the animal can be identified with a microchip. For animals that have been tattooed for identification by 2011, they may enter another Member State (except the United Kingdom, Ireland, and Malta) without the need for a microchip, if that tattoo is clear and legible.
For other pets, you may be asked for a health certificate from a veterinarian.