Countries where Identification and/or Registration of cats is mandatory

 

Austria

No

Belgium

Yes (limited: before selling/ exchanging)

Bulgaria

Yes (for cats from breeding establishment before being sold)

Croatia

No

Cyprus

No

Czech Republic

No

Denmark

No

Estonia

No

Finland

No

France

Yes (2012)

Germany

No

Greece

Yes (2012)

Hungary

No

Ireland

No

Italy

Yes (limited: for cats sold or unowned (free-roaming))

Latvia

No

Lithuania

Planned for 2016

Luxembourg

No

Malta

No

Netherlands

Yes (2013)

Poland

No

Portugal

Yes ( limited: if microchipped, but Decree 313/2003 provides for a future legislation on permanent I&R)

Spain : protection of companion animals falls under regional Governments of the Autonomous Communities (AC).

Yes (limited to 7 AC)

Sweden

No

Romania

No

Slovakia

Yes (limited to commercial traded pets)

Slovenia

No

UK

No

NB: Research done by FOUR PAWS intern Helene Decottigny on the basis of information collected in the frame of the CALLISTO Project.

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