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Before pets can be imported to New Zealand, they need to meet health requirements. In high-stress situations, snub-nosed animals, such as pugs, bulldogs, boxers, Pekingese, Shih Tzu or Persian cats, are prone to respiratory problems. Therefore, before attempting to travel by air with your pet, please first obtain advice from your vet. Citation: Saunders J, Parast L, Babey SH, Miles JV (2017) Exploring the differences between pet and non-pet owners: Implications for human-animal interaction research and policy. PLoS ONE 12(6): e0179494.

That’s what critics say. We may have pretended for a while that blacks weren’t people, but they were always people. Critics shoot back at the animal activists and say these animals are not people. You can pretend as much as you want that a dog or cat is a child or a person, but basic biology tells us that these are not human beings. There is no official certification or training for assistance animals, and they can assist in a wide variety of ways. Breed and weight restrictions do not apply to assistance or service animals.

Member States may authorise registered military or search-and-rescue dogs to move through a point of entry other than a travellers’ point of entry. We donate a portion of every purchase to an individual pet in need, a shelter or an animal welfare organization. Cats can live up to 15 years or more, so you should be prepared to make a long-term commitment if you adopt a kitten.

Johnson RA (2011). Animal-assisted interventions in health care contexts. In McCardle P, McCune S, Griffin JA & Maholmes V (Eds.), How animals affect us (pp. 183-192). Washington D.C.: American Psychological Association. Service animals are categorized as animals trained to do a specific task for their owner. The most common example is a guide dog. Service animals are allowed in public accommodations because of the owner’s need for the animal at all times.

Founded in 2002 and now managing DeKalb and Fulton County Animal Services, LifeLine Animal Project is the leading non-profit organization working to end the euthanasia of healthy and treatable dogs and cats in metro Atlanta shelters. Together, we will make Atlanta a no-kill community. The Pet Resource Center is the first stop to find a new or lost pet, report animal emergencies, or find care for your pets. Whether you’re a dog lover, a feline fanatic, or have a concern about animals in your neighborhood, we’re here to help.