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Regulated Animals

Pets lost and found

Dogs must have microchip implanted and be registered with current contact information so that the owners can be traced.

A found dog should be taken to a refuge, police station or vet. The latter two are more likely to be able to read the chip/tattoo and return it to the owner. If a found dog is not registered it may be euthanised.

There is also an area for animals which have been lost (for owners trying to find them).

Dangerous dogs

It is a requirement in Italy for dogs which are classified as "naturally aggressive breeds" to be kept on a lead in public areas and to wear a muzzle. Dangerous dogs must also be covered by Third party insurance.

Dogs included in this classification are:

  • Pit bull
  • American Bulldog
  • Rottweiler
  • Tosa Inu
  • Fila Brasileiro
  • Dogo Argentino

People under 18 or anyone with a criminal record may not own a dangerous breed.