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Jerseygirl Jun 30th 2011 2:33 am

New DEFRA Regs from January 2012
 
It looks like the process to get pets ready to travel into the UK without quarantine is going to get much easier.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...ts-Europe.html

Mummy in the foothills Jun 30th 2011 3:43 am

Re: New DEFRA Regs from January 2012
 
:thumbsup:
Makes it easier, doesn't it.
Chip them and get a rabies shot 21 days before traveling from the sound of it.

pennylessinindia Jun 30th 2011 12:23 pm

Re: New DEFRA Regs from January 2012
 
http://www.defra.gov.uk/wildlife-pets/pets/travel/

Poppy girl Jun 30th 2011 7:01 pm

Re: New DEFRA Regs from January 2012
 
This is fantastic news so pleased you posted this JG after my last trip to the UK I realised that if Mum needs me and I have to go back for a length of time I needed to get Puss sorted to come back with me I was actually going to find out about getting him a pet passport today funnily enough so this is Great :thumbsup:

Jerseygirl Jun 30th 2011 7:22 pm

Re: New DEFRA Regs from January 2012
 

Originally Posted by Poppy girl (Post 9467583)
This is fantastic news so pleased you posted this JG after my last trip to the UK I realised that if Mum needs me and I have to go back for a length of time I needed to get Puss sorted to come back with me I was actually going to find out about getting him a pet passport today funnily enough so this is Great :thumbsup:

Isn't it just? What a timeline difference...26 weeks down to 3! :thumbsup:

When I came to live in the US you had no choice...pets had to be quarantined for 6 mths...then DEFRA kicked in...how times change.

Scout Jun 30th 2011 7:39 pm

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I hope this takes off a lot of the stress for those moving back to the UK with their pets. An international move is stressful enough........and I know that making sure my dog was ok & up to date with the DEFRA regs was the most stressful part of the move. :thumbsup:

sueffun Jun 30th 2011 7:51 pm

Re: New DEFRA Regs from January 2012
 
Thank you for posting this information. I have three cats and in the back of my mind always worried if I left South Africa what I would do as its so expensive to put them into quarantine for 6 months. They already have microchips and are vaccinated yearly for rabies as we live in KwaZulu Natal where rabies is endemic.
I emmigrated to SA in 1980 and in 1983 very nearly returned to the UK except I had two beautiful cats that I didn't want to leave behind. Had several kitties since then.:)

Poppy girl Jun 30th 2011 7:58 pm

Re: New DEFRA Regs from January 2012
 

Originally Posted by Jerseygirl (Post 9467631)
Isn't it just? What a timeline difference...26 weeks down to 3! :thumbsup:

When I came to live in the US you had no choice...pets had to be quarantined for 6 mths...then DEFRA kicked in...how times change.

I remember my old kitty back on the 90's had to stay in Newmarket for 6 months under quarantine, thanks god the UK has finally come to their senses this has been very much over due.

killerhales Jun 30th 2011 11:42 pm

Re: New DEFRA Regs from January 2012
 
Thanks so much for posting this.

Ironically our three animals just had their blood samples taken yesterday! I phoned our carrier, Jetpets, and the blood tests have been cancelled. We had a vet visit at home so we still have to pay for that, but we have saved $200 per animal.

They had just picked up the information about 5 minutes before I called.

Whoever actually does the tests will be losing a lot of business!

odee Jul 1st 2011 2:05 pm

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so we can take our pets, but not our wives....

aaaand the UK keeps getting stranger!

Poppy girl Jul 1st 2011 3:11 pm

Re: New DEFRA Regs from January 2012
 

Originally Posted by odee (Post 9469047)
so we can take our pets, but not our wives....

aaaand the UK keeps getting stranger!

Never heard of a spouse carrying the rabies virus :blink:

sallysimmons Jul 2nd 2011 12:40 pm

Re: New DEFRA Regs from January 2012
 
Excellent news! Thanks for posting.

kgirl2011 Jul 4th 2011 2:30 pm

new defra rules2012 for taking pets back to uk
 
be sure to check out DEFRAs website, if your taking your pet home..there are new policies coming for 2012 :)

http://www.defra.gov.uk/wildlife-pets/pets/travel/

odee Jul 4th 2011 10:36 pm

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Originally Posted by Poppy girl (Post 9469127)
Never heard of a spouse carrying the rabies virus :blink:

yeah but i dont go to those countries :D

pilottinker Jul 5th 2011 4:42 am

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Thanks Kira


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