Pets

A pet or companion animal is an animal kept primarily for a person’s company, protection, or entertainment rather than as a working animal, livestock, or laboratory animal. It’s not surprising that researchers are re-examining their language as animal treatment becomes more of a social issue, said James Serpell, a professor of animal welfare at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Veterinary Medicine. But sharing your life with an animal could have been useful in the past. It showed that females were good at providing care for helpless mammals – an indication of the care-giving qualities a future mother might have, Bradshaw says. It also demonstrated and nurtured empathetic behaviour.

Under this act, the police and officers of local councils, who may include a vet, have power to enter premises where animals are being trained and exhibited, and if cruelty and neglect is detected, magistrates’ courts can prohibit or restrict the training or exhibition of the animals and suspend or cancel the registration granted under the act. Under this act councils are required to send copies of any certificates to Defra.

Pets are also a great motivator for people. Dogs especially are great at encouraging owners to get exercise , and this can be beneficial for those suffering from depression Pets can also have calming effects on their owner. Just by stroking, sitting next to or playing with a pet can gives owning a chance to relax and calm their minds. Caring for a pet also gives your day purpose and reward, and a sense of achievement. It also helps you feel valuable and needed.

Under the FHA, a disability is defined as a physical or mental impairment which significantly limits a person’s major life activities. Even if a lease says “no pets” or restricts pets, landlords are required to make what is called a reasonable accommodation” to allow pets who serve as assistance animals, which includes animals who provide emotional support.

Mostly, countries outside the European Union only accept one-year validity for vaccination against rabies. A number of countries also demand, in addition to the passport, a distinct certificate of vaccination and a health certificate. You should contact with the embassy of the country of destination for obtaining the right models of certificate (see address list of the embassies ).