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6 well travelled pets – a round up of trips

6 well travelled pets recently travelled with our couriers. Among them were Whiskey, who travelled from Hong Kong to Hampshire; Daisy, whose journey started in Australia and ended in Croatia; and Yogi, who went from Scotland to Bermuda. Whiskey, a dog from Hong Kong to England via Frankfurt Charming Labradoodle Whiskey flew in from Hong Kong to Frankfurt, where courier Gwen collected her for her onward journey by road to England. Whiskey was a pleasure to have on board Owner Alexa was delighted to be reunited with Whiskey after a two-month separation Just how [...]

By |2022-08-03T14:47:46+01:00Tuesday, July 26, 2022|frequent travellers, pet air travel, pet travel|11 Comments

Reuniting more Ukrainian cats, dogs and a rat with their owners in the UK

We've had the pleasure of reuniting more Ukrainian cats, dogs and a rat with their owners in the UK. At the same time as Nimo the tortoise was travelling with us, our couriers met cats, dogs and a fancy rat called Lili, all heading to the UK to rejoin their families. Here are some of their stories, which remind us all how important our pets are to all of us, how hard it is to be apart from them, and the joy and relief that come with being back together. It's why we're offering free road transport for Ukrainian [...]

By |2022-08-03T15:01:34+01:00Tuesday, July 19, 2022|Ukrainian pet transport, war in Ukraine|16 Comments

The One Show β€” reuniting Nimo the tortoise with his Ukrainian owner in the UK

BBC One's The One Show contacted Animalcouriers for help reuniting Nimo the tortoise with his Ukrainian owner. You can catch the whole story on BBC One on Tuesday 12 July at 7pm BST. We'll be posting more Ukrainian pet reunion stories soon. In the meantime, if you'd like to help us continue reuniting Ukrainian families with their pets (which we're doing as a free service to the families), head over to the GoFundMe page set up by one of our supporters. The abrupt separation 16-year-old Ilia fled from Ukraine to Poland with his mum Natalia, younger brother Roman, aged 10, [...]

By |2022-07-12T10:37:55+01:00Tuesday, July 12, 2022|Ukrainian pet transport, war in Ukraine|10 Comments

Ukrainian dog Neo and his family reach Scotland

We were pleased to help little Ukrainian dog Neo and his family reach Scotland. From Ukraine to France via Germany After leaving Ukraine, Snezhana, her son Danylo and daughter Kira spent two months in Cologne, Germany. They were waiting for permission (a special licence) to bring their little dog Neo into the UK, where their sponsor in Glasgow was ready to welcome them. Once they received Neo's special licence, the family made their way to Calais. So that they didn't have to stay in a refugee camp, their sponsor booked them into the Premier Inn for the night. Danylo [...]

By |2022-07-11T11:01:16+01:00Monday, July 11, 2022|Ukrainian pet transport, war in Ukraine|9 Comments

Reuniting Cheeta with his Ukrainian family in the UK

Animalcouriers recently helped with reuniting Cheeta with his Ukrainian family in the UK. This dear little dog and his family had a rather upsetting experience before Animalcouriers got involved, but we're pleased to say there was a happy ending. Cheeta and his family initially travelled with an unscrupulous Polish pet transporter who took no notice of the government rules on Ukrainian pets entering the UK. He popped the family and Cheeta into his van for one of his scheduled trips (the other pets complied with the rules for their journeys), and charged them quite a hefty sum for the [...]

By |2022-08-03T15:21:30+01:00Thursday, July 7, 2022|quarantine services, red tape, Ukrainian pet transport|10 Comments

The Calais 5 from Ukraine are free and home at last

The Calais 5 from Ukraine β€” two dogs and three cats β€” 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 [...]

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