Buzz

Egypt Issues New Pet Ownership License Requirements

Egypt Issues New Pet Ownership License Requirements

Egypt’s General Authority for Veterinary Services (GAVS) announced earlier this week a new set of pet license requirements, Egypt Independent reports.

According to the newly issued regulations, owners of pet dogs are required to obtain a license from their municipal GAVS office or the one located in their district of residence.

Under the new regulations, dog owners will be required to provide documents proving that their pet has been examined by a certified veterinary unit and has been vaccinated against rabies, as well as an animal registration card along with their pet license application forms.

The waiting period for issuing a dog license can last up to three working days from the date of completing application procedures. GAVS also announced that it is currently considering increasing licensing fees.

Once issued, licenses are valid for one year from the date of application. Regulations also stipulate that a dog’s license be attached to their collar.

This comes amid heightened tensions between municipal authorities and Egypt’s animal rights community. In 2018, the Egyptian Federation for Animal Welfare (EFAW) issued a report accusing GAVS of wrongfully killing stray animals, claiming that the organization has purchased thousands of dollars’ worth of Strychnine, a highly toxic substance commonly used as a pesticide.

The internationally prohibited substance was used to kill stray animals in the past, but the method came under public scrutiny after a woman was poisoned while trying to rescue a stray dog by removing a plastic bag containing Strychnine.

Redbird: A Cozy Heliopolis Haven
In Photos: Egypt's Saint Catherine Covered In Snow

Subscribe to our newsletter


Buzz

More in Buzz

Internationally Designed Zahra is the Perfect North Coast Getaway

Farah KhairatJune 2, 2020

Egyptian Students Launch Sustainable Fashion App to Help Save the Environment During COVID-19

ES BuzzMay 30, 2020

Best Egyptian Brunch Recipe to Try At Home During Quarantine

ES BuzzMay 28, 2020

Reusable Facemasks: Are They Safe and 3 Places To Buy Them in Egypt

Amina ZaineldineMay 24, 2020

Women Scientists From Egypt and Others Leading the Race to Fight COVID-19 Pandemic

ES BuzzMay 24, 2020

Supporting Doctors: GEMS Education Egypt Partners with Ahl Masr in the Fight Against COVID-19

Farah KhairatMay 20, 2020

Five Important Measures to Know During Eid to Stop COVID-19 Spread

Egyptian StreetsMay 18, 2020

A Sweet Escape? A Compilation of Some of People’s Strange Dreams During the Pandemic

Mary AravanisMay 18, 2020