czwartek, 22 listopada 2007

Bringing pets to Ireland

It is possible to bring your cat or dog to Ireland without the need for quarantine. How to do that?



PART I - FILLING THE PET PASSPORT

MICRO-CHIP and PASSPORT

Your pet must be identified by micro-chip, which should comply with ISO standard 11784 or Annex A to ISO standard 11785. If not the case you must carry your own scanner.

With micro-chip your pet will receive the Pet Passport. It's obligatory to fill in all requested fields.

VACCINATION AGAINST RABIES
After micro-chipping, your pet must have been vaccinated against rabies.

BLOOD-TEST
About a month later your pet must be blood tested to confirm a neutralising antibody titration at least equal to 0.5 IU/ml. The test must be carried out in a laboratory approved for this purpose (click below to see the list):
http://ec.europa.eu/food/animal/liveanimals/pets/approval_en.htm

6 months after blood-test your pet could travel to Ireland.

TREATMENT FOR TICK AND TAPEWORM
Between 24 and 48 hours before you check-in for travel you must bring your pet to a registered veterinarian to be treated against tick and tapeworm.The collar impregnated with acaricide is not allowed. The tapeworm treatment must contain praziquantal.

Each activity must be write down very carefully in your pet passport.



PART II - TRAVEL

ELIGIBLE COUNTRY

To avoid six months quarantine you must travel from eligible country - please click for the list below
http://www.agriculture.gov.ie/index.jsp?file=pets/travel.xml

ONLY DUBLIN AIRPORT
You can travel to Ireland only to Dublin Airport

ONLY AS CARGO
All pets must travel as cargo

APPROVED CARRIER
To make your travel easier you could go with approved carrier:
http://www.agriculture.gov.ie/index.jsp?file=pets/approved_carriers.xml

UN-APPROVED CARRIER
To safe money choose un-approved carrier, but in this case you must deliver to the Special Projects Unit of the Department of Agriculture and Food (Fax +353 1 607 2843):

- A photocopy of the Passport/Veterinary Certificate including the front cover (for Member States passports) and completed Sections I to V inclusive at least 10 working days in advance of travel. If the animal fulfill all the conditions the Prior Approval Declaration will be issued

- confirmation that the animal will be accompanied by its owner or a person responsible for the animal (name, address and contact telephone)

- flight details or a written declaration that he/she will provide flight details to the Department of Agriculture and Food at least 24 hours prior to travel

- confirmation that a booking has been made at Lissenhall Veterinary Hospital facility and that the approved courier has been engaged must be provided prior to travel

LISSENHALL VETERINARY HOSPITAL
You could collect you pet at the Lissenhall Veterinary Hospital - don't look for it at the Airport. Address:

Lissenhall Veterinary Hospital
Swords,
Co. Dublin.
Tel: 01 8900375
Email: info@lissenhallvet.ie
http://www.lissenhallvet.ie

Plese click the link below to see the map:
Dublin City Centre, Airport and Lissenhall

3 komentarze:

Anonimowy pisze...

Just want to say what a great blog you got here!
I've been around for quite a lot of time, but finally decided to show my appreciation of your work!

Thumbs up, and keep it going!

Cheers
Christian, iwspo.net

Sylwia Zawada pisze...

Thanks Christian! That's good to hear :) I have some new movies and photos, just need to put it online!

Anonimowy pisze...

excellent points and the details are more specific than somewhere else, thanks.

- Joe