Cats in Poland

Have you ever thought about the difference between cats in different countries? Let us try to have a closer look at the situation in Poland.

For those who are not familiar with what Poland is, there is some useful info. Poland is a country in the Eastern part of Europe, really famous of its nice cities as Krakow, Wroclaw, and Gdansk. Poland is a part of the European Union and Schengen zone.

According to the official regulations, there is some restriction which should be met before you take your pet to Poland. As http://www.pettravel.com/immigration/poland.cfm says the pet owner should go through following steps:

  • The first step to prepare your dog, cat or ferret to enter Poland is to have your pet microchipped with an ISO 11784/11785 compliant 15 digit pet microchip. Should be done at any vet center.
  • Rabies Vaccination. Usually, the pet owner should show the proof of the vaccination. Please remember that there should be a break if it is“pet’s first vaccination after microchipping, it will need to wait for 21 days before traveling”
  • Rabies Titer Test
  • There is a chance that they will ask for the health certificate as well.

Poland as any other country has so-called banned breeds ( breeds they do not allow to enter the country with). For example, there might be some problems if you try to travel with American Pit Bull Terrier, Ca de Bou (Perro de Presa Mallorquin), American Bulldog, Dogo Argentino (Argentine Mastiff), Perro de Presa Canario, Dogo Canario, Tosa Inu, Rottweiler, Akbash Dog, The Anatolian Shepherd Dog, Moscow Guard Dog and The Caucasian Shepherd Dog. All of the breeds are related only to dogs.

Any other types of animals like birds or fish do not need to go through vaccination or microchip but should get a health certificate. Be very careful with parrots. Before traveling it will be better to check if this specific type of beautiful birds is not on the list of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). Otherwise, you will need to apply for additional permits if this is the case. Over 180 countries participate and enforce CITES regulations.

And as a short summary, more likely you are interested how many cats are in Poland. According to the https://www.statista.com, “The cat population in Poland was measured at approximately 5.82 million in 2014.”