Only 15% of dogs are vaccinated against rabies in Romania, although this can be done for free. According to representatives of Registrului Electronic al Animalelor de Companie, the situation is due to the fact that veterinarians condition vaccination by microchipping, which can go up to 100 lei. READC sued the National Sanitary Veterinary and demanded cancellation of articles in order governing this situation.
Hundreds of thousands of dog owners risk being fined by the authorities. By 1 January, they had to register their animals in the special register. Only 10% of them do but this. The data are approximate, because nobody knows how many dogs were Romanians. Currently, there are 390,000 registered dogs, many of the nearly four million they are, in reality, the courts and the homes of Romanians.
99 percent of stray animals in the town of Campia Turzii have been microchipped and vaccinated for free by an association of animal lovers. Registrul Electronic al Animalelor Domestice şi de Companie started here as a pilot project inspired by the practice of partner associations in Germany. After two years of partnership with Campia Turzii citty hall project organizers consider this the first city in the country where all dogs are registered.
Campia Turzii is the first city in Romania where all stray dogs were microchipped. Dogs were inventoried, they have been put microchips and have been registered in order to be easily identified in case they are lost, stolen or abandoned.