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Law and shelter medicine

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Abstract

This chapter reflects the legal framework within which companion animal welfare organizations operate in the UK; covering framework and statutory purpose, animal welfare legislation, consumer law and payment for rehomed animals, unlawful types of dog, hybrids, transportation and travel, the veterinary medicines regulations, hazardous waste, statutes and regulations. Dealing with a stray dog; Dealing with a stray cat.

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21.1 While an animal is in the care of a shelter, the shelter is legally responsible for meeting all its welfare needs. (© Cats Protection)
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21.2 Ear tipping of feral cats to identify them as having been neutered is a permitted procedure in the UK. (© Cats Protection)
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21.3 The Pit Bull Terrier is the most common unlawful dog in the UK. (Stock image from Stockphotosecrets.com)
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21.4 Wild cat hybrids such as Savannahs (serval cat crossed with domestic cat) can prove challenging for animal welfare organizations. (Stock image from Stockphotosecrets.com)
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21.5 An EU pet passport. (Stock image from Stockphotosecrets.com)
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Microchipping of dogs is compulsory in the UK. Microchipping of dogs is compulsory in the UK.
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Every local authority must have an officer who is responsible for dealing with stray dogs. Every local authority must have an officer who is responsible for dealing with stray dogs.
Image of All strays should be thoroughly scanned for a microchip on admission to a shelter or veterinary practice. (© Cats Protection)
All strays should be thoroughly scanned for a microchip on admission to a shelter or veterinary practice. (© Cats Protection) All strays should be thoroughly scanned for a microchip on admission to a shelter or veterinary practice. (© Cats Protection)
Image of Unneutered strays should not be neutered until reasonable time and effort has been taken to attempt to locate the owner. (© Cats Protection)
Unneutered strays should not be neutered until reasonable time and effort has been taken to attempt to locate the owner. (© Cats Protection) Unneutered strays should not be neutered until reasonable time and effort has been taken to attempt to locate the owner. (© Cats Protection)

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