The new Animal Welfare law has already taken another step towards its entry into force and promises to change many things, such as pet insurance or the course for dog owners. It also includes how long can our animals be home alone without attention from a human and you will be surprised.
The law contemplates that dogs and cats left alone at home for too long could endanger their well-being or health. For this reason, it has decided to regulate these periods of time and skipping or ignoring them can lead to fines between 500 and 10,000 euros.
Article 24 of the new law establishes that pets cannot be left alone at home more than 24 hours in the case of dogs and 72 hours in the case of cats, hamsters or birds. The exception to the law is for shepherd dogs, which may exceed 24 hours if they have a GPS dog tracker and shelter.
“It is expressly prohibited to leave any pet unsupervised for more than three consecutive days; in the case of canine species, this period may not exceed twenty-four consecutive hours, without prejudice to the provisions of the second section of article 28 .”
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