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:
- The dog or cat needs to be microchipped.
- 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.)
- 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.
- When tested positive, 3 months have to pass before the animal is allowed to travel.
- 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.