New law in favor of animal protection


From 1er October 2022, the certificate of commitment and knowledge will be mandatory for any paid or free transfer of pets. Valid for individuals and associations.

In accordance with the new law relating to the protection of pets against animal abuse (decree n°2022-1012 of July 18, 2022) promulgated on November 30, 2021, the National Union of Dog and Cat Professions (SNCPP) provision of a model commitment certificate form in accordance with the provisions of this decree which will allow everyone to calmly fulfill this obligation in the event of the adoption or sale of pets... even if it is always good to remember that it is It is preferable, particularly in a territory where many stray dogs and cats are looking for a family, to choose adoption rather than purchase. As of October 1, 2022, the certificate of commitment and knowledge will be compulsory for each transfer for consideration or free of charge of a dog or a cat. This document can only be issued by a person with a Certificate of Knowledge for Pets of Domestic Species (ACACED) issued after training by a center authorized by the Ministry of Agriculture with a essential update every 10 years or a Certificate of Competence for Domestic Animals (CCAD) with the ACACED update or any other diploma recognized by the Ministry of Agriculture and/or National Education. This measure was put in place in order to avoid abandonment (by compulsive and unthoughtful purchase in the case of a paying sale), and to become aware, even if it makes sense, that a dog or a cat is both a personal and a financial commitment. Ditto when it comes to an adoption, the physiological, behavioral and medical needs of the animal are not to be taken lightly, it is a commitment that each adopter must respect: saving an animal also means provide for his needs until the end of his days. This decree also aims to reduce the number of breeders/breeders/sellers who are not in good standing with ACACED or equivalent and cannot legally have the contract of engagement signed, this will reduce the number of ill-intentioned people buying dogs with the one and only goal of breeding them and selling the puppies to generate money without having the qualifications, nor the reflection and the conscience to do so. Before any free transfer (adoption) or paying (purchase), a veterinary certificate must be dated less than 3 months. The SNPCC has worked on a cat version and a dog version of the certificate of commitment and knowledge which are available to all professionals meeting the requirements of the law. Hoping that this does not slow down the process of adoptions on the territory too much. Adopt, don't shop. _VX


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