The Unified Register of Domestic Animals will be launched. Why is this important in wartime?

The Unified State Register of Pets will be launched in Ukraine – the Government recently adopted the relevant Resolution.

Information in the register:

  • will allow creating a centralized system of veterinary data for pets for the convenience of owners and veterinarians;
  • will be the basis for the animal’s veterinary passport in Diia;
  • will simplify the search for lost animals, control of their vaccination and sterilization.

The future registry software is being developed by the BRDO team on the Diia.Engine platform.

How will the Registry help pet owners?

During a visit to a veterinarian, any pet owner can voluntarily and free of charge register their pet in the Register.

An animal profile will be formed: data on clinical examination, vaccinations, sterilization, processing and other veterinary manipulations. Such information will be supplemented and updated during each subsequent visit to the veterinarian.

Initially, the registry will contain information about cats and dogs, then the service will be scaled to include other animals.

In addition, it will be possible to record a change of owner, as well as information about the loss or finding of a pet, in the Register.

Why is this important?

The problem of the lack of a nationwide electronic registry of domestic animals and their accounting became especially acute after the start of a full-scale invasion.

During the war, many pets were lost, abandoned or “orphaned”. The lack of an opportunity to quickly obtain information about the owners of animals seriously complicated the process of their return and/or adoption.

A large number of shelters were affected, which were destroyed or damaged. The movement and transfer of animals to other shelters, private keepers and adoptions often happens uncontrolled due to the inability to quickly record data in electronic format and then track them.

The lack of a centralized database of veterinary data significantly increases the risk of spreading diseases and infections in the regions and the general deterioration of the epidemiological situation.

What will change the Unified Register of Pets?

Identification of domestic cats and dogs is a requirement of EU legislation.

The implementation of the Register will bring Ukraine one step closer to the creation of a veterinary passport for an animal in Diya, so that the documents of pets are always at hand.

The Register will also allow:

  • to assess the level of vaccination against rabies and other diseases among domestic animals in the country;
  • significantly facilitate the search for lost animals: users will be able to report a found or lost pet;
  • to optimize the registration, maintenance and placement of homeless animals;
  • reduce the risk of lost pet fraud.
  • in the future – to facilitate the recovery of lost paper documents based on data from the Register.

The functionality of the Register will cover the needs of four main groups of users: pet owners, representatives of veterinary medicine institutions, representatives of communal enterprises and officials of the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food and DPSS.

The development of the Register is currently ongoing. After the completion of technical works and testing by veterinarians, the launch of the project will be announced.

The project was created at the initiative of the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine and the State Service of Ukraine for Food Safety and Consumer Protection and is being implemented with the participation of the Ministry of Digital Transformation of Ukraine within the limits and at the expense of the international technical assistance program “Innovation Laboratory for the Support of the Ukraine-EU Association (InnoLabEU )”, which is implemented by the German international cooperation company “Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ Ukraine) GmbH” in partnership with the Eastern Europe Fund with the financial support of the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany through the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).