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Old 09.08.2016, 22:35
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Re: 2 outdoor cats need a home

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If you're crossing borders then yes. Otherwise not required in Switzerland, though as Belgianmum says it's a good idea if they ever do get themselves lost.
Thanks. Usually use an unmanned crossing when they're with us anyway.

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About deleting the post, thought this post is a bit useless to stay for too long and pile-up on the forum.
Good grief no. Have you not seen the sort of crap that most threads contain?
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Old 10.08.2016, 08:20
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Re: 2 outdoor cats need a home

I would get them microchipped if I were you, just to be on the safe side.

https://www.blv.admin.ch/blv/en/home...frettchen.html

a) they could be refused entry because their pet passport isn't correct (they do have those I hope)

b) in a worst case scenario they could be taken from you and euthanised.

Given the heightened security situation at the moment I wouldn't count on any crossing being unmanned. And as Belgianmum says microchipping doesn't cost much.
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Old 10.08.2016, 09:59
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Re: 2 outdoor cats need a home

Adding another voice to the chorus - please, if you are crossing borders with cats (or dogs or ferrets), please follow the travel regs. The online tool to show what you need is here:

http://blv.bytix.com/plus/dbr/default.aspx?lang=de


Yes, I know - much of the time Swiss officials pay little attention to their own rules. I've crossed manned borders during office hours many times where the official could not be bothered to check our documentation, despite a car full of very visible and audible mutts.

The problem I often see is that people become complacent with lack of enforcement. But just as laws and regs are capriciously ignored by Swiss officials, I've also seen the same laws and regs equally capriciously enforced.

This is a risk no pet owner should take - because it is your pet who could pay the price.

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When you get your cats chipped, do register the chip in ANIS, the Swiss database for cats, and in whatever French database(s) your vet there recommends. Registration in a locally (or nationally) used database is what helps your lost pet find it's way back to you.

I don't know what databases are available in France... as my French foundling was tattoo'd (before the widespread use of chips) but not registered. Which is how he ended up on death row. (Thank doG for the shelter worker who went above and beyond!)
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Good grief no. Have you not seen the sort of crap that most threads contain?
Well the forum is still very useful nonetheless
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Re: 2 outdoor cats need a home

Not sure where to post, here I is.

The dilemma. We've been catsitting a lovely male for, eeermm, about 2 months now and we've grown very attached to him and he to us. His owner lives in a ground floor apartment where he went and came as he pleased. We have a huge terrace (we are on the top floor) and he is doing well here. At the end of the month we are moving to a bigger flat and, although it has two balconies, it means it would be a change for him. Letting him out does not come in question because we will be pretty close to a big street.

The owner does not mind us keeping him (long story), provided we get the landlord's permission, but we are afraid he will be unhappy.

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Re: 2 outdoor cats need a home

I would leave him where he is, you say you are attached to him, but honestly, cats are not that loyal and he wont thank you for moving him to a place you already think is not sutiable.


We moved our cat two times, on the second move he became depressed and sufferd from dandruff and was getting fat because he was scared to go outside. In the end our friends re-homed him in a nice quiet road. He is very happy now, but runs away when we go round to visit :0)


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Not sure where to post, here I is.

The dilemma. We've been catsitting a lovely male for, eeermm, about 2 months now and we've grown very attached to him and he to us. His owner lives in a ground floor apartment where he went and came as he pleased. We have a huge terrace (we are on the top floor) and he is doing well here. At the end of the month we are moving to a bigger flat and, although it has two balconies, it means it would be a change for him. Letting him out does not come in question because we will be pretty close to a big street.

The owner does not mind us keeping him (long story), provided we get the landlord's permission, but we are afraid he will be unhappy.

Opinions, advice?
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Re: 2 outdoor cats need a home

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I would leave him where he is, you say you are attached to him, but honestly, cats are not that loyal and he wont thank you for moving him to a place you already think is not sutiable.


We moved our cat two times, on the second move he became depressed and sufferd from dandruff and was getting fat because he was scared to go outside. In the end our friends re-homed him in a nice quiet road. He is very happy now, but runs away when we go round to visit :0)
Thank you, swissrob. Just to clarify, I do not think the place is unsuitable. I am not sure if it is I guess we will give it a try, the owner is aware of the situation and will take him back, should he not adapt.
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