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The animals will be able to stay or overnight at the port, which means they will be able to work for a longer period of time
Porto Itapoá has a Kennel for the dogs belonging to the Federal Revenue Service
Porto Itapoá is one of the first ports in Brazil to have its own kennel for the dogs belonging to the Federal Revenue Service. This facility will allow the animals to stay for longer in the place where they work. Where there is no kennel available, dogs have to return to their sleeping quarters and, often this can be some way away.
The kennel is just over 29m2 and can house two dogs. According to Sergni Pessoa Rosa Junior, the Director of Operations, the Environment and Technology, this will help the Federal Revenue Officers in the Terminal to work more efficiently. “One way to make our operations quicker and safer and improve results for everyone is to look at where we can work together”, explains Rosa Junior.
Tsuyoshi Ueda, the head of the Prevention and Monitoring Division of the Federal Revenue for Paraná and Santa Catarina, explained that, having a kennel in the port reduces the number of times you need to transport dogs. “This causes less stress and improves the animals’ welfare, which also means that we can use the dogs more often for inspections,” commented Ueda.
The Federal Revenue works with several breeds of dog; the most common are Malinois Belgian Shepherds. Cássio Schreiner, the president of Porto Itapoá, Tsuyoshi Ueda, the head of the Prevention and Monitoring Division of the Federal Revenue for Paraná and Santa Catarina, Domingos Manoel Vellozo, Federal Revenue Officer, Claiton Mayer, Delegate of the Federal Revenue, and the operational director of Porto Itapoá, Sergni Pessoa Rosa Junior, the director of Operations, Environment and Technology, were all present.