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#403362 - 03/27/11 10:13 AM bringing in-cabin pet back to US  
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I'm sure this has been discussed before, but does anyone know if I need anything other than current health (vaccination) records to bring my dog back to the US after being here for 6 months?

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#403363 - 03/27/11 10:18 AM Re: bringing in-cabin pet back to US [Re: sandyb]  
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valid rabies certificate
international health certificate (within 2 weeks of travel)

if they even check. They never have with me.

#403370 - 03/27/11 12:01 PM Re: bringing in-cabin pet back to US [Re: sandyb]  
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You need an in cabin ticket for him. I think both Vets (SAGA and SPAH) will do the international health certificate. I brought my cats back to US after 2 1/2 years there, a couple months ago. It was a much bigger deal for the cargo pet, than the in cabin pet. It was surprisingly expensive for the in cabin pet, though.

#403387 - 03/27/11 02:32 PM Re: bringing in-cabin pet back to US [Re: GwenA]  
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The other day when I was making arrangements for mine via Continental Cargo I was asked for the waybill # from his transport down. I had heard a rumor that customs in the US is looking for proof that it is a USA Pet and maybe that is why I needed to produce the waybill #. I'm not sure. You will need a rabies vaccination record and a health certificate as some posted have already informed you.

The other thing that I was told from Continental Cargo in Belize is that because I'm leaving on Saturday there would be an overtime fee in Houston for Customs. I'm finding that hard to believe and I will be checking on that this week. In cabin pet would not be subject to that problem I would think.

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#403388 - 03/27/11 03:24 PM Re: bringing in-cabin pet back to US [Re: sandyb]  
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Ragman, the waybill issue is true for cargo traveling pets. Luckily, I file everything and found my waybill from 2 1/2 years ago for my cargo kittie. They only need a copy though, and I think their are pets traveling back who were born in Belize..wink,wink!

#403438 - 03/28/11 02:43 PM Re: bringing in-cabin pet back to US [Re: sandyb]  
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international health certificate (that already covers rabies, they won't issue the cert without up to date rabies)
Hansen is right, although you need it to depart BZE they almost never check in the states. It's super easy traveling BACK to the states with an animal. It seems like it should be the other way around but it's harder work coming in to BZE by far.

#403482 - 03/29/11 09:47 AM Re: bringing in-cabin pet back to US [Re: sandyb]  
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The island of Caye Caulker is being faced with some problems due to an increase in its dog population. With reports of over 20 dog bites in the past five months, and the continued sightings of unkempt pets on the beaches and many public streets, this has become a dire concern to residents and visitors alike.Initially brought to light in a public meeting held in September of 2010, the issue of uncontrolled dogs was discussed at length and a plan was devised. The plan involved the implementation of a Public Awareness Campaign. “Through local media and public meetings, the Caye Caulker residents were informed of the rules and regulations regarding owning a pet,” said Caye Caulker Village Chairman, Mr. Alberto Villanueva. “Owners were encouraged to start practicing the leashing law – which stated that if a dog is in public, it must at all times, be held on a leash.”

He agreed that the public awareness campaign has been working well. Most dog owners now ensure that their dogs are behind closed gates/fences and that when in public, their pets are on a leash. However, the problem of the strays remains.

As a result, the Caye Caulker Village Council, in conjunction with the Caye Caulker Humane Society have embarked on a program that seeks to eradicate stray dogs that are not cared for and eventually, in the long run – provide a system where pets are controlled and are registered.

In the initial phase, dogs found in any public areas at the night time will be picked up by a team including, the local Health Inspector, a Police Sergeant, a Village Council worker and a member of the Caye Caulker Humane Society. If the dog possesses a collar with information in regards to ownership, such owner will be informed and granted the opportunity to pick up his/her dog. In cases where dogs show no sign of ownership, the animals will be put down.

According to Chairman Villanueva, “The process is very painless. A member from the Humane Society insisted that the team witness it. The dog is first administered a tranquilizer, in the form of an injection, which takes about five minutes to work. This is followed by the administering of a second injection, which puts them to sleep within the minute”.

The first phase of the eradication project was held on Thursday March 17, between the hours of 11:00pm and 2:00am, when eight dogs were picked up and humanely put to rest. Future plans include the implementation of a system where all pet owners will be required to register each pet. The details of that program are not complete as yet, but that is where the Council is gearing towards.

Posted by The San Pedro Sun Newspaper

#403483 - 03/29/11 09:52 AM Re: bringing in-cabin pet back to US [Re: joey2angels]  
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Bring multiple (3 at least) copies of all paperwork. they love paperwork. There's also a fee (they did check my cat) of something minor - $25 maybe? They pulled her out of the carrier, said Yes, she's black, and put her back but they were all over the paperwork!

#403511 - 03/29/11 03:24 PM Re: bringing in-cabin pet back to US [Re: joey2angels]  
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Oh my gosh - did you guys not allow any timeframe in the case the dog did have an owner and just escaped? Just the other day I came home and found that someone had let my dog out of our gate (still do not know who). At least the kill shelters in the states will hold animals for 5-7 days.....

#403529 - 03/29/11 05:34 PM Re: bringing in-cabin pet back to US [Re: hansen]  
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Thanks, Hansen, got it done!

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