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DEFRA Pet Import Rules Changed by UK Without Notice

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Britain’s Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs quarantined six dogs entering Britain from the U.S. through Heathrow without notifying other country animal export regulators of a rule change. <MORE>


Snub-nosed breed flights limited by Air New Zealand

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Air New Zealand Cargo has limited pet transport to non-stop flights of five hours or less for snub-nosed animals such as Boston terriers and Persian cats. If you're relocating to New Zealand,  Air Animal's expert pet movers can help you navigate New Zealand's import rules.

Air New Zealand made the change saying brachycephalic breeds are more susceptible to respiratory problems and heat stress. The airline and Air Animal's priority is the safety and wellbeing of animals we transport. Animals accepted for travel must comply with IATA live animal regulations and be accompanied by owner acknowledgement and indemnity forms.

Breeds included in the limitation are:

Bulldog (All breeds)
Boston Terrier
Boxer (All breeds)
Brussels Griffon
Mastiff (All breeds)
Cane Corso
Chow Chow
Dogue de Bordeaux
English Toy Spaniel
Japanese Chin
Lhasa Apso
Pit bull
Presa Canario
Pug (All breeds)


Avoid holiday pet scams

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Amid the Turkey Day sales and Black Friday blockbusters, don't forget that reputable breeders do NOT sell cheap pets online. Reputable rescue agencies do NOT require payments online. Protect yourself and learn how to avoid being duped by online pet scammers.


Licenses are now required before Singapore moves

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Beginning Jan. 1, 2016, Singapore will require all dog owners to purchase an approved dog license before applying for an import permit. To apply for dog licenses, owners must have a Singapore residential address. Commercial addresses such as hotels and offices may not be used for this purpose. The issued license must then be attached as on of the supporting documents on the import permit application.

Our pet moving specialists are pet owners themselves. They know all the ever-changing requirements of the destinations they manage. Our specialists create a custom itinerary that details every step for each animal move.

You're never more than a phone call or email away from someone who knows exactly what is needed to safely fly your pet to another location. We helped Baylie's pet parent move her happy boxer from Tennessee to Singapore earlier this year.


Hot Weather Travel Embargoes

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Heat embargoes are in effect for many brachycephalic breeds (pugs, bulldogs and the like) during warm weather. Typically these breeds cannot travel from mid-April through mid-September on commercial airlines. The embargoes may last longer, depending upon the temperatures in the departure and destination airports. Air Animal offers this backgrounder for more information about moving your precious pug.

Depp's Dogs Deported from Australia

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According to the Wall Street JournalJohnny Depp brought his two Yorkies into Australia illegally. Australian officials have given him until Saturday to get them out of the country or the pets will be euthanized. Before moving or traveling to Australia or other islands with your pets, call Air Animal. It may take six months or more to complete the steps needed to enter legally.

Canine influenza alert

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Air Animal Inc. is in Portugal for the TIRA and EuRA relocation conferences. Even so, we're monitoring pet health issues. We're writing to alert our friends there is a nationwide outbreak of flu in dogs which is a potentially dangerous and communicable respiratory disease. We urge pet owners who are traveling with or relocating their pets this summer to seriously consider vaccinating their dog for canine influenza. This is a preventable disease with vaccination. Pets relocating to Australia must be vaccinated for canine influenza before entry. --Dr. Walter Woolf, VMD

Australia Consolidates Animal Quarantine

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Australia will consolidate all animal entry quarantine to its new facility in Melbourne at Mickelham Victoria beginning Oct. 16, 2015. Air Animal will advise all corporate and relocating pet owners booked into the older Eastern Creek facility after the closing date. We will post further updates here.

Animal import regulations change regularly, often on short notice, making Air Animal a welcome international relocation partner for your pet.
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