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Compulsory insurance for dogs: when does it come into force and how much does it cost?

Date: July 17, 2024 Time: 16:52:39

If you have a dog or cat at home, you should know that the Animal Welfare Law obliges you to have, from the month of September, civil liability insurance. This procedure, which was already a requirement in some autonomous communities, is now mandatory in all the national territory regardless of whether the breed of the animal is considered dangerous or not.

This is how the text of the Law dictates: “In the case of dog ownership and throughout the life of the animal, the owner must contract and maintain in force a civil liability insurance for damages to third parties, which includes in its coverage to the people responsible for the animal, for an import of a sufficient amount to cover the possible expenses derived, which will be established by regulation”.

The rule also requires all those who wish to have a dog to prove their ability through a “training course for dog ownership that will be valid indefinitely. Said training course will be free and its content will be determined by regulation.”

Course and insurance for dog owners

In total, there are more than nine million dogs in Spain, a figure that has been increasing since the start of the pandemic in March 2020. Our society. The new regulations, which require training and civil liability insurance, are born as a response to promote the protection and prevention of animal abandonment.

The Animal Welfare Law will enter into force in Spain on September 29. All those who want to contract civil liability insurance to comply with the new regulations can do so at most companies in the sector that have already included this option among the products in their respective catalogues. Some of them only include compulsory insurance and others are more extensive with a greater number of coverages.

Where can I buy dog ​​insurance and how much does it cost?

Among the pet insurance currently available, there are those that include veterinary coverage or telephone service and their price ranges between 50 and 100 euros per year. When contracting, it is important that the owner of the dog knows that some insurance companies limit the age of pets, offering the possibility of contracting for animals that will be between three months and nine years old. In addition, special coverage is offered for exotic animals such as birds or reptiles.

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