Rights and Duties of a Cat-Owner in Germany

Do I have to have my cat chipped or neutered in Germany? About chipping:  No, the law does not explicitly require cats to be chipped or neutered. Chipping or registering cats with a microchip is a quick and simple procedure in which a small transponder is implanted under the skin of the animal. This chip […]

Purchase of an animal: Check-List

Our Check-List: Buy an animal and remember to be safe.  In case you are thinking about buying an animal, you shall be aware that in Germany the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture is currently warning against illegal puppy trade. The animals are bred in countries like Poland, the Czech Republic or Hungary under very […]

Regional Dog Register – Lower Saxony Regulation

Dear international dog owner living in Germany: did you know that you have to register your dog in many regions of Germany? As our main office is located in Hanover, we will give you some information about the Regulation of Lower Saxony. According to the Lower Saxony Law on the Keeping of Dogs (NHundG), all […]

Hundeführerschein: The Dog Owner License in Germany

The dog licence is a certificate of competence for you as a dog owner in Germany, with which you can show that you have special knowledge in dealing with dogs. Furthermore, this dog licence provides the information that you have trained your dog well and have it under control, i.e. that the pelt nose is […]

What is Animal Liability Law in Germany?

Again and again animals cause damage to property and persons. Dog bites and riding accidents are just two examples of the many liability cases with which an animal owner may suddenly be confronted. Such events may have serious financial consequences for the owner of the animal in question. The owner of an animal is also […]

Federal Nature Conservation Act – Wolves Decisions

Exceptional permits Düsseldorf Administrative Court, Judgment of 06.05.2021 – 28 K 4055/20 – The district is not obliged to grant a shepherd from a small village a permit to take a female wolf  into another. This was the decision of the Administrative Court of Düsseldorf, which dismissed the shepherd’s complaint. A shepherd living in a […]

Transport of animals: the last tribunal resolutions

VG Osnabrück confirms ban on cattle transport to Morocco How important is the Animal welfare for slaughtering purposes? Shall Animal welfare be guaranteed by extension of the transport time? The answer, in Germany, it’s yes. Fighting for animal rights? We are the experts you are looking for.  The Osnabrück Administrative Court has rejected an urgent […]

The 5-Fs Rules on Animal Welfare

Did you know that the European Commission has been promoting animal welfare for a long time in order to improve the lives of farms animals?  In times when environmental friendly and animal welfare is become every day more important, you’ll may be asking yourself wether the European Union is really doing something in order to […]

“Hundesteuer” – German Tax on Dogs

German Tax on Dogs: Tell me more about it! Almost everywhere in Germany, dog owners have to pay taxes for their fur-friends. The only people exempt from paying these taxation on dogs are: shepherds, dog breeders or blind people or more generally explained: those who need their dog for their job or for living, or […]

German Animal law

About 23 million pets live nowadays in Germany. Statistically, every second household now has at least one animal. Nevertheless, most of these people are not aware that they also assume a special legal responsibility in their capacity as pet owners. The following points are important in general animal law: Animal Liability Law in Germany Public […]

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