Polish strays find homes in dog-loving Germany

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11 October 2004 , WARSAW - Stray dogs from Poland are in high demand among German dog-lovers, according to a Monday report in the Newsweek Polska news magazine. With stray animals a rarity in Germany, animal lovers there have adopted at least 400 dogs and 70 cats from overpopulated and dismal Polish shelters over the last two years, Newsweek notes. Since 1 October new European Union regulations stipulate that like all pet cats, dogs and ferrets travelling between member-states, Polish animals need special

11 October 2004

WARSAW - Stray dogs from Poland are in high demand among German dog-lovers, according to a Monday report in the Newsweek Polska news magazine.

With stray animals a rarity in Germany, animal lovers there have adopted at least 400 dogs and 70 cats from overpopulated and dismal Polish shelters over the last two years, Newsweek notes.

Since 1 October new European Union regulations stipulate that like all pet cats, dogs and ferrets travelling between member-states, Polish animals need special EU-wide pet passports" proving they have been vaccinated against rabies and other diseases.

DPA

Subject: German news

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