Sofia municipal ecological council has voted a new regulation for owned dogs. While there are some very controversial texts about the confiscation of allegedly aggressive dogs and obligatory muzzles for each owned dog over 10kg, it is in general a step in the right direction.

The new regulation deals with the issue of registration, obligating every dog owner to microchip and register their dog. There are fines for those who don’t, as well as free chips for everyone who desides to neuter their pet for free at a neutering centre in the city.

One very important text specifies that a “stray dog” is any dog that is not under total control of the owner. This means dogs living in yards, construction sites, parkings etc. will be now also a part of the TNR program in Sofia.

Useful links (please use your Google translator)

1. Sofia Municipality new regulation (Bulgarian only, in process of voting)

2. I don’t bite – Facebook group against the compulsary muzzle for dogs over 10 kg (Bulgarian only)

3. Our own Stella Raycheva comments the new rules in Bulgaria’s biggest daily – TRUD (Bulgarian only)

4. Niki Rusinovski comments the new rules in WebCafe.bg (Bulgarian only)

15 April 2011 | News

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