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 [...]
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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 [...]
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. [...]
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 Düsseldorf 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 Düsseldorf and brought him to the UK, while Daria hopped on a flight in order to be ready to greet him. Funtik has [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Just before the end of last year courier Paul made deliveries in Sweden and Denmark, and collections in Germany and France. He headed to Scandinavia with five gorgeous cats on board and returned to the UK with a rabbit and three dogs. One dog had travelled with her owner from Ukraine; the other two flew in to Paris from South Korea. Samantha, Kelly, Julius and Oska, 4 cats from England to Sweden When Sabina returned to Stockholm after more than two years in Surrey, her four splendid pets made the return journey with Animalcouriers. Wide-eyed Samantha [...]
beware of scams pet transport and animal shipping services throughout the UK, Europe & overseas Are you looking for a safe, reliable pet transport service because you're moving house, relocating, emigrating, or going to a new forces posting? Are you a breeder, buyer or welfare group that needs pet shipping services? Or are you simply looking for a stress-free way to transport your pets to your holiday destination? Animalcouriers can help. We transport pets by road throughout Europe in our customised, Defra-authorised vehicles; and arrange air freight throughout the [...]
A recent Animalcouriers trip saw courier Richard travel to France and Spain to reunite dogs and cats with their families. He travelled back with a Scotland-bound hound. Before all that, however, he made a quick dash to Paris Charles de Gaulle airport to collect Anna, her boyfriend and her dog Brendy, who flew in from the Ukraine. Anna and her boyfriend are both students: Anna's subject is music technology and she's also a singer. Brendy likes to join in when Anna gets going with a song! Annie and Mya Shih Tzu/Yorkie cross Annie and Lhasa Apso/Bichon Frise cross [...]
pet transport and animal shipping services throughout the UK, Europe & overseas Are you looking for a safe, reliable pet transport service because you're moving house, relocating, emigrating, or going to a new forces posting? Are you a breeder, buyer or welfare group that needs pet shipping services? Or are you simply looking for a stress-free way to transport your pets to your holiday destination? Animalcouriers can help. We transport pets by road throughout Europe in our customised, Defra-authorised vehicles; and arrange air freight throughout the world. We can advise you on pet passports, animal health [...]