Cat licence soon compulsory in Switzerland

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The animal welfare legislation come into effect in 2008 made compulsory the skills certificate for the dog holders“.
Every person who has never had a dog has to do a theoretical training course of at least 4 hours on “the needs of his animal, on the way of treating him correctly and on the represented investment, in time and money.
Every person who buys a dog has, even if he already possesses one“, also to attend a training course for dogs of at least 4 hours.
Source : Federal Food Safety and Veterinary Office

After the introduction of the dog licence in 2008, Switzerland prepares the introduction of a cat licence for the similar objectives for 2017.

However, contrary on examination of skills for the dogs which takes place outdoor, the final examination for the obtaining of the cat licence will take place in the place of residence of the owner. An expert will stay there during an indefinite duration to examine the following points :

  • Quality and frequency of the food
  • Maintenance of the litter box
  • Cleaning (vomit, wee-wee, poo, other)
  • Bath (optional)
  • Search for hidden cat (in apartment and outdoor if the cat goes out)
  • Meowing translation
  • Interactive game
  • Cuddles (frequency and quality)

Claire and Momo took this examination easily : their skills are attested by the following experts : Angel Isis, Angel Hercule, Angel Céleste, Angel Loupi, and us !
Can you believe that a cat licence will be soon compulsory in Switzerland ?

Happy April Fool’s Day ! You didn’t still believe it, did you ?

51 thoughts on “Cat licence soon compulsory in Switzerland

  1. frimousse

    Fantastic! I, Frimousse, will be able to drive my Master’s car! And take him to the shops when I think I need some more food.
    I’ll also be able to go and visit you, Zorro and Pixie.
    We’ll go fishing in the Lake together and catch A LOT OF FISH.

  2. Sammy

    Tee Hee! GOTCHA! I began to suspect something was UP when I got to the “examination points” but this is too cute…..and not a bad idea anyway!

    Hugs and Happy April Fools Day!

  3. easy rider

    oh my you nearly got my momma hahahahahahaha… she thinks that’s worth to celebrate with some swiss pralinees… hope her suzie quattro memorial pants will agree LOL

  4. caren gittleman

    OHHHHHHH YOU GOT US!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You are the FIRST person who GOT US!!!!! Everyone else, we knew the second we read their blog titles that it was a hoax! BRILLIANT my furiend!! BRILLIANT! Happy April Fool’s Day! xoxo

  5. da tabbies o trout towne

    pixie & zorro….troo lee; ya had uz goin ther fora while…grate april foolz day post for sure !! 🙂 🙂 🙂

    heerz two a flabby whalefish kinda week oh end ♥♥♥

  6. Mary McNeil

    Oh ! Well…depending on the upcoming election results here in the You Ess of A, my kitties and I may consider emigrating.

  7. Sarcastic Dog

    Totally great April Fool’s joke AND I totally wish it was real. I would love to see resources that actually educate and support pet owners. I especially loved the part about testing cat owners on “meowing translations” 🙂

  8. Fraidy Cats!

    mol! you got us 😀 we were wondering how someone could possibly stay to make the various observations. good one!

    pip, smidgen, minnie, hollie, sharpie ditto

  9. Cathy Armato

    Oh, that is COLD!! LOL!!!! You had me going for a minute, I was thinking Switzerland must be so totally awesome! Oh well, maybe some day. I think it’s a great idea.
    Love & Biscuits,
    Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

  10. Erin | Tossed Cookies

    I wish there was something like this for pet owners. Licenses to own pets after taking a certification course. We have to get certified to drive a care, but not care for another living creature of a different species.

    I got excited there for a minute.

  11. Robin

    Hahaha! That was a great April Fool’s Day prank! You really had me there. I was thinking that was a bit of an intrusive step for the government to take. I’m sure your kitties would pass any test though! 🙂

  12. Kitties Blue

    OMC, Our mom totally believed it, but could not imagine how many employees it would take to visit all the homes with cats. She is so naive. Pixie, you are so darling. Nice toesies. Calista Jo sends kisses to Zorro. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

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