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Traveling with a Dog?

Discussion in 'Laws & Legislation' started by J M A N, May 31, 2004.

  1. J M A N

    J M A N Big Dog

    Traveling with Animals?

    [font='Times New Roman', serif]Resources to get you going and get you back.[/font]​

    Hawaii's Animal Quarantine Laws


    Hawaii is a rabies free state. Importation of dogs, cats and other carnivores into Hawaii is governed by Chapter 4-29 of the State of Hawaii, Department of Agriculture Administrative Rules. This law says that these animals are required to complete a 120-day confinement in the State Animal Quarantine Station. If specific pre-arrival and post-arrival requirements are met, animals may qualify for a 30-day quarantine or a new 5-day-or-less quarantine that became effective on June 30, 2003. Qualifications for Hawaii residents with pets and reduced "re-entry" fees became effective on February 12, 2004.

    US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

    Importation of Pets and Other Animals into the United States


    CDC has regulations governing importation of the following pets: dogs, cats, turtles, and monkeys. Pets taken out of the United States are subject, upon return, to the same regulations as those entering for the first time. The U.S. government does not require general certificates of health for pets. However, because airlines sometimes require health certificates for pets traveling with them, you should check with your airline prior to your travel date.

    US Department of Agriculture

    Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

    Traveling with Your Pet


    Dogs, cats, and most other warm-blooded animals transported in commerce are protected by the Animal Welfare Act (AWA). The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) enforces this law. APHIS’ shipping regulations help ensure that people who transport and handle animals covered under the AWA treat them humanely. Airlines and other shippers are affected by regulations established to protect the well-being of animals in transit.

    Includes information on

    • Trip Preparation for Air Transportation

    • Trips Outside the Continental United States

    • Bird Travel Abroad

    • Airline Procedures

    • Pet Travel Requirements (Note: Dogs and cats must be at least 8 weeks old and must have been weaned before traveling by air.)

    • Feeding and Watering While Traveling

    • Other Helpful Hints

    • If Your Pet Gets Lost

    Importation of Pets and Other Animals Into the United States


    The U.S. Department of Agriculture has certain restrictions on the importation of dogs. Collies, shepherds, and other dogs that are imported from any part of the world except Canada, Mexico, and regions of Central America and the West Indies and that are to be used in the handling of livestock must be inspected and quarantined at the port of entry for a sufficient time to determine their freedom from tapeworm.

    We also suggest you contact your State, county, municipal authorities for local restrictions on importing dogs. Some airlines require health certificates for dogs traveling with them. You should contact the airlines prior to your travel date.
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