Travel procedure for animals

According to the European Commission, it takes a minimum of 4 months to prepare a dog or cat to travel to Europe.
The steps that need to be taken to prepare a cat or dog for traveling are:

  1. The dog or cat needs to be microchipped.
  2. Rabies vaccination – preferably two: the first has to be given at the age of 3 months, the second a month later. (The second is just make sure that the blood test results are okay.)
  3. Blood test – after the rabies vaccination, the serum of a blood sample needs to be tested for rabies antibodies at an approved laboratory in Europe. On this latter website of the approved laboratory is a form to be found that needs to be filled in and sent together with the serum sample.
  4. When tested positive, 3 months have to pass before the animal is allowed to travel.
  5. The health certificate has to be filled in and signed by the government just before traveling.

It is also possible to adopt a street animal and support our work by making a (monthly) donation.
See: Donations.

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