Qingdao Adopts One-Dog Policy

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Families in downtown Qingdao, in the Shandong Province, in China, now must keep only one dog. Owners must register and the cost is 400 yuan (about 78$CAN).

The new regulation, which was introduced recently, also banned 40 breeds, including the German shepherds and the St. Bernard. In order for the dog to be eligible, he must have received his rabies vaccine as well as have a licence and an electronic chip implanted during the registration process.

The microchip, which is implanted under the skin of the dog’s neck, takes information about the animal, its owner and the date of vaccination. This regulation was put in place following discussions between the citizens and the authorities of Qingdao. According to Zhao Jun, the head of Qingdao Public Security Bureau, several dogs were harming the environment of the city and its residents.

This new regulation gives new owners six months to register their dog. If this is not the case, the authorities may impose fines and even confiscate the animal. The new regulation will be implemented in four heavily populated urban areas of the city of Qingdao.

Dogs registered prior to the issuance of the new regulations are not affected. If you want to read the article in English, you can by clicking here.

And you, what do you think about this new regulation?

And for you to live a beautiful story as well with a companion, start by completing (click here: “Matchmaking Dogs with you” our questionnaire that matches a dog to your personality, and please share it with your friends and family to help another dog and its future guardian!

Source: china.org.cn

Amelie Delobel

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