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Dogs Posong and Eddie flying from South Korea

A couple of weeks ago courier Trevor collected dogs Posong and Eddie flying from South Korea. These two young hounds were rescued from the streets and have been adopted by new families in the UK. The dogs flew from Seoul to Paris Charles de Gaulle airport, where courier Trevor collected them for their onward journey by road and tunnel to the UK. Posong and Eddie on arrival at Charles de Gaulle airport with the volunteer who accompanied them on their flight Friendly Samoyed Posong was pleased to stretch his legs at the first opportunity [...]

By |2024-03-20T15:10:07+00:00Wednesday, March 20, 2024|animal rescue, pet air travel|15 Comments

Rescuing dogs from the streets of South Korea

Renata does a fantastic job of rescuing dogs from the¬†streets of South Korea.She originally rescued a dog for herself, but the terrible¬†lives led by these stray dogs drove her to persuade her friends to join her in¬†getting as many of¬†them off the streets as she can.Renata is very careful in the rehoming of these dogs. She¬†selects dogs individually for people who apply to help, then completes the¬†entire process¬†herself ‚ÄĒ from home visits to assisting with introductions and¬†support during the first days.Fortunately, there are kind people in South Korea who offer¬†to accompany the dogs on their flights from South Korea [...]

By |2023-06-05T15:24:04+01:00Thursday, June 1, 2023|animal rescue, channel hopping|24 Comments

Ukrainian pet reunions in the UK since March

As Christmas approaches, we thought it was time to look back at some of the happy Ukrainian pet reunions in the UK we've had the privilege of being part of since March of this year. For Ukrainian families displaced by the Russian invasion and able to enter the UK, the UK government made it possible for their pets to come too. In many cases, family pets were left in good hands in Poland, Germany or other EU countries, awaiting the relevant paperwork while their owners went on ahead. Animalcouriers then collected the pets and transported them to the UK [...]

The Calais 5 from Ukraine are free and home at last

The Calais 5 from Ukraine ‚ÄĒ two dogs and three cats ‚ÄĒ have at last reached their new UK homes. Animalcouriers collected these five pets in Warsaw on 21 April on the strength of a phone conversation with the UK government's Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA), who assured us they would be granted licences to enter the UK. However, by the time we reached Calais with dogs Ricci and Leia, and cats Snowy, Scruffy and Toffee, all the UK's quarantine spaces had been allocated. So the pets weren't allowed to cross the Channel to the UK. Disappointed to say [...]

Collecting Ukrainian pets in Poland and Germany

Animalcouriers is just back from collecting Ukrainian pets in Poland and Germany for their journeys to the UK. Also on board were a dog and two cats relocating from Estonia to the UK. Viva! in Warsaw We travelled out from the UK with pet food donations for Viva!, an organisation that's doing amazing work supporting Ukrainian pets as they arrive in Poland. We dropped the supplies off in Warsaw before heading to Estonia. The lovely team from Viva! Poland said: "Big big thanks to Animalcouriers who donated a big van full of dog and cat food this morning. It will [...]

By |2022-07-04T09:08:33+01:00Tuesday, April 5, 2022|animal rescue, war in Ukraine|19 Comments

What Ukrainians who want to bring their pets to the UK need to do

Updated 27 April 2022. For the latest UK government information about bringing Ukrainian pets into the UK, see https://www.gov.uk/guidance/bringing-your-pet-to-the-uk-from-ukraine Animalcouriers is here to help Ukrainians who want to bring their pets to the UK understand what they need to do. For eligible pets, we're offering free pet transport to the UK from Poland, Austria and some other countries. What you need to do first Before you start the process to get your pets into the UK, you need to meet one of the following criteria: You've received your UK visa You can prove you've applied for your UK visa You [...]

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 D√ľsseldorf 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 D√ľsseldorf and brought him to the UK, while Daria hopped on a flight in order to be ready to greet him. Funtik has [...]

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

Collecting gorgeous dogs in Greece

Last month couriers Shane and Anthony made two trips collecting gorgeous dogs in Greece for their journeys to the UK. 8 dogs from Lemnos to the UK These delightful dogs from the Lemnos dog shelter travelled with us on behalf of Starlight Barking to their new homes in the UK. Cute little Romeo Shy Salome, who was born at the shelter five years ago, when her mum was rescued on the brink of starvation. Adorable Matilda Stunning Gordon, a recent arrival at the shelter, found tied to the fence one morning. A smart, [...]

By |2022-07-04T17:14:09+01:00Wednesday, June 2, 2021|animal rescue, pet transport|13 Comments
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