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Just Got A Dog? Is Your Paperwork Right?

Dog Adoption

9:00am 21st November 2014

A Dorset animal rescue centre is asking new pet owners to make sure they've got all their paperwork in order when adopting a dog, after worrying figures were published by The Dogs Trust.

Margaret Green Animal Rescue is urging people to make careful checks when taking on a dog that's come from aboard.

The dogs must have a pet passport, a microchip, vaccination against rabies, have waited 21 days after the rabies vaccination and be treated for tapeworm.

Matt Devereux, trustee at Margaret Green Animal Rescue said: "Alarmingly, these regulations are not always met which leads to huge welfare and health risks both for the dogs involved and also the people."

"Imported dogs adopted through any rescue organisation should be fully legal and adopters should demand copies of the relevant paperwork prior to adoption."

From the 29th December 2014, any pet passport issued will require the name and address of the owner and details of the vet who has issued the passport and a 'valid from' date for the rabies vaccinations.

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