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44838your rightsRecently has received reports, information and stories from unhappy pet owners in Dubai. In some cases, tenants are being informed by their landlord or property management, that they are no longer allowed to keep their pets in their property. This is forcing tenants to try and re-home their pets or face eviction, sometimes within days of receiving the notice.

Not only is this painful and difficult for families involved, but as detailed in a recent article here , this time of year is already tough for animal welfare groups and shelters. There is simply no more room at the inn, and with the additional threat of eviction for pet owners adding to the summer rush in abandoned pets, there is nowhere for the animals to go.

Most recently we heard from a cat owner in Dubai, who has been a tenant in her apartment for six years. Their original contract only restricted pets in the common areas, but when a new management company took over, new clauses were introduced, but even leasing agents for the building were still telling new tenants that pets were allowed.

However, a letter was recently displayed in the building, advising that all pets must be removed within 30 days or face eviction proceedings. Read more

DubaiPet-Show-3The Middle East’s biggest event for animal lovers, the Pedigree® & Whiskas® Dubai Pet Show, will return for the 25th consecutive year on Friday February 8th, 2013, held for the third time at the Dubai Rugby Sevens Stadium. With support and attendance for the non-profit event growing year on year, organisers are anticipating a crowd of over 30,000 visitors of families, friends and pet dogs, to enjoy the programme of competitions, games and socializing.

Many of the well-loved show elements will be returning for another year, such as the 30 categories of judged competitions, including ‘Best in Breed’ and ‘Best Fancy Dress’ classes, and the UAE Police Canine Unit display. New for the 2013 show is the ‘Pet Health Centre’ experience, where pet owners will be able to bring their dogs for a health-check examination and to receive advice on how best to care for their dogs from the experts at Waltham®, the world’s leading authority on pet care and nutrition, on topics such as diet, training and health. Visitors will also be welcomed to the Arabian Saluki Centre, where they can learn about the legacy of the desert hounds in the heritage of Arabian hunting. Read more

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