Cat from Putin to Akita gov. quarantined at Narita
News On Japan via Yomiuri -- Sep 14
A cat given by Russian President Vladimir Putin to Akita Gov. Norihisa Satake in return for the Akita dog Satake gave to Putin has been kept at Narita Airport since arriving in Japan as it has yet to meet quarantine requirements.
According to the Akita prefectural government, there is a 180-day waiting period after an animal is vaccinated against rabies and blood samples are taken. After noninfection is confirmed, the cat can be admitted to the country.
As the 40-centimeter-long male Siberian cat underwent the tests for rabies on Aug. 7 in Russia, it has to wait until next February to enter Akita if no problems are found.
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