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Importing pets and quarantine time. #247996
08/31/07 12:45 PM
08/31/07 12:45 PM
Joined: Aug 2007
Posts: 11
Tampa, FL
Mac&Erin Offline OP
Mac&Erin  Offline OP
I checked out the search function and scanned through topics but I didn't see anything on the subject. I'm looking for info on how long typical housepets would have to spend in quarantine before they're free and clear. I thought I read something a while back that said 90 day quarantine.

Anyone know what the law is?

Has anyone been through the experience or know how the conditions are for the pets?

Re: Importing pets and quarantine time. [Re: Mac&Erin] #247997
08/31/07 12:51 PM
08/31/07 12:51 PM
Joined: Aug 2007
Posts: 11
Tampa, FL
Mac&Erin Offline OP
Mac&Erin  Offline OP
I just searched again and instead of 1 year back I searched 2 years back and pulled up something...oddly it's from a month ago. Maybe the guy using the search function is an idiot...


Thanks anway.

Re: Importing pets and quarantine time. [Re: Mac&Erin] #248021
08/31/07 07:06 PM
08/31/07 07:06 PM
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There is no quarantine for dogs and cats if you have proper paper work. It will cost $12.50 to bring your animal in, you will need a health certificate from your vet at home,its easy its simple, I have done it several times. On the otherhand, I am so against people bringing their pets here, they usually do not do well, often they die. If you love your animal find it a good home, back home. If you just love animals, we have alot here already that make wonderful, loving pets, that at this time have knowone to love them.

Re: Importing pets and quarantine time. [Re: Cooper] #248029
08/31/07 11:28 PM
08/31/07 11:28 PM

Yes. I had to rehouse three cats, on advice that the temperature & humidity here would be too much for them. That and the lack of the grass they were used to. Although they were devoted to me when they lived with me, a year after being rehoused they barely knew me, and after two years they treated me as a total stranger. We wrongly attribute human emotions to them.

Re: Importing pets and quarantine time. [Re: ] #248039
09/01/07 08:19 AM
09/01/07 08:19 AM
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Posts: 2,208
san pedro, Belize
collyk Offline
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We left one cat and brought one dog. For us it isn't about the animal's 'emotions'. We believe that when you get a pet, you are responsible for it for life, so it is more about our own personal sense of responsibility.

In the UK, there are many homeless pets in shelters and there are even more in the USA. So by rehoming a pet in the USA or the UK, you are not doing homeless pets any favours. Our cat remained with part of our extended family, we pay her vet bills and we get regular reports on her welfare. The reason we didn't bring her is that she was 14 years old and has very white fur with very pink skin. Not suitable for a sunny climate. Nevertheless, we have maintained our responsibility for her. We have also adopted a local dog and will be adopting more local pets later. We are so glad that we brought our own dog from the UK. She has never been happier or healthier. We had one bout of tick fever and that is it. We get so much pleasure out of sharing in her fun, diving off of piers, chasing Jesus lizards and diving for crabs. We are the one's who benefit emotionally.

Also, just because you bring your pets with you, it doesn't mean that you can't give a good home to some local dogs and cats.
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Re: Importing pets and quarantine time. [Re: collyk] #248051
09/01/07 10:13 AM
09/01/07 10:13 AM
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Mine Hill NJ
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We had three dogs before we moved here 5 years ago, all big and 2 were long haired. The other was a retired seeing eye dog. He died just before we left but the other two went to as good or better homes than we could give them. I do not believe that either could have done well here. We did not adopt any here until we knew this was going to be our home, now we have 4 and a cat and a parrot, all adoptees. Life is good.

Re: Importing pets and quarantine time. [Re: dabunk] #248434
09/04/07 08:21 PM
09/04/07 08:21 PM
Joined: Mar 2003
Posts: 1,123
San Pedro& Indiana
indygal Offline
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We have been bringing our 14 year old house dog for the last several years and she does fine. She is tough little thing but we do not let her loose to roam. I expect it depends on the type pet you have. Also, never had any problem bringing her in, just got the required papers and permit.

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