Monthly Archives: March 2022

Pets travelling to their owners in Spain and Portugal

Last month courier Ricardo transported pets travelling to their owners in Spain and Portugal. On the way back, he scooped up dogs and kittens for their journey to the UK. Harvey, Fez, Tango and Ginger, 4 pets from the UK to Spain Pauline's happy family of Labrador Harvey and cats Fez, Tango and Ginger travelled with us from West Sussex to Denia in Spain. Lovely Harvey Darling Fez Lively Tango Handsome Ginger Coco and Wani, 2 cats from Ireland to Spain Courier Trevor collected Jonathan's two floofy cats from Dublin, ready to [...]

By |2022-07-04T09:11:02+01:00Friday, March 18, 2022|pet transport|13 Comments

Stop press: people fleeing Ukraine can now bring their pets to the UK

This blog post was updated on 21 April 2022. The UK government has put emergency support in place for people fleeing Ukraine so that they can now bring their pets to the UK. The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) issued a press release late yesterday, 15 March. Key points: The Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) is providing quick approvals to expedite the emergency licence process and quarantine arrangements. The government will cover the costs of any necessary stays in quarantine for the pets of those fleeing Ukraine, as well as the costs of microchipping and vaccination. [...]

By |2022-07-04T09:11:38+01:00Wednesday, March 16, 2022|pet travel, quarantine services, war in Ukraine|15 Comments

Our first Ukrainian pet passenger, Funtik the chinchilla

Animalcouriers recently transported our first Ukrainian pet passenger, Funtik the chinchilla. Funtik and his owner, Daria, fled from Ukraine at the start of the Russian invasion. They crossed the border into Poland and made their way by train to DĂŒsseldorf in Germany, where Daria has a family member. There, Funtik received a clean bill of health and was issued with a small animal export certificate, allowing him to travel to the UK. Courier Anthony collected Funtik in DĂŒsseldorf and brought him to the UK, while Daria hopped on a flight in order to be ready to greet him. Funtik has [...]

By |2022-07-04T09:12:15+01:00Sunday, March 13, 2022|animal rescue, Ukrainian pet transport, war in Ukraine|15 Comments

Information for people leaving Ukraine with their pets

The situation for people leaving Ukraine with their pets is evolving. Poland, for example, is allowing all pets into the country, whether or not they have microchips, rabies vaccinations or any form of pet passport. Other EU countries are accepting pets at border crossings and many are taking the same approach as Poland. They're making exceptions to their usual rules about dogs, cats and ferrets needing microchips, rabies vaccinations and pet passports. In some cases, the arrival country is microchipping and vaccinating such pets on arrival. IFAW, the International Fund for Animal Welfare, is responding to the situation in Ukraine by providing emergency animal aid to the country. It's also gathering [...]

By |2022-07-04T09:12:43+01:00Sunday, March 6, 2022|animal rescue, war in Ukraine|17 Comments

Free road transport for Ukrainian family pets from Poland

The information in this blog has been superseded. Please see Information for people leaving Ukraine with their pets. Animalcouriers is offering free road transport for Ukrainian family pets from Poland to the UK (or to other selected locations on the route, such as Frankfurt, Brussels and Paris). Our idea is to transport pets for owners who've had to leave Ukraine and are making their own way to the UK (or to other destinations on the route). For all pets, we need to know what veterinary records are available. For dogs, cats and ferrets, we need to know if they have microchips and current [...]

By |2022-07-04T09:13:14+01:00Friday, March 4, 2022|animal rescue, war in Ukraine|20 Comments

Taking two dogs to Greece, returning with a dog and six cats

Courier Paul recently took two dogs to Greece, returning with a dog and a cat from Greece and another five cats collected in Italy. Luno, a dog from Coventry to Crete On retiring, Gavin decided to relocate from Coventry to the Greek island of Crete, and asked us to transport his beloved Luno. Courier Paul delivered Luno to Chris's Animal Hotel in Athens ahead of her onward trip to Crete, where Gavin was waiting to welcome her to her new home. Courier Paul arriving in Athens with Luno Thunder, a dog from London to Athens Adorable Dachshund Thunder joined [...]

By |2022-05-23T12:04:42+01:00Tuesday, March 1, 2022|pet travel, pet travel by road, pet travel by sea|7 Comments
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