kdm wrote:How can you think of ending your dogs life if he is healthy????
Pappa Ouzo wrote:Russell
What about Noah,s Ark that was set up around Kiotari I think they are still operating albeit a reduced level
Hope you don't have to resort to option 3
nimbus wrote:Could you not buy Holly's large, plastic dog crate in new condition. Includes a metal grate door, storage compartments, optional wheels/handle for easy transport, and a partition/divider to accommodate growing puppies. Measures 21" w/ 27" l/20" h (about: 53 / 68 / 50 cm) and take your dog back to the UK with you?
nimbus wrote:Russel your predicament is troubling me, I cannot imagine that you are seriously contemplating abandoning your dog to a rescue center or heaven forbid having the poor animal destroyed.
Hopefully you will consider taking the poor animal to the UK, I have looked up the procedure and have reprinted it below, the financial outlay would undoubtedly be considerable, but if I were you I would consider it a small price to pay for the sake of peace of mind.
The Pet Travel Scheme ("PETS") is a system which allows animals to travel easily between member countries without undergoing quarantine. A Pet Passport is a document that officially records information related to a specific animal, as part of that procedure. The effect is to drastically speed up and simplify travel with and transport of animals between member countries, compared to previous procedures, if the regulations are followed. Pets can only travel through Animal Reception Centres that are currently licensed with DEFRA.
One example is the Anglo European company, based at Robin Hood Airport, Doncaster Sheffield.
PETS was originally introduced for the benefit of animals entering or returning to the United Kingdom from other E/U countries, since historically the UK had very strong controls to safeguard against rabies including a compulsory 6 month quarantine period on imports of many animals. On October 1, 2001, several E/U countries introduced the PETS scheme, under which animals from any member country may freely travel (with the correct procedure) to any other member country on approved carriers. A correctly prepared cat or dog may be imported without quarantine into the United Kingdom from Greece under the Pet Passport scheme, but only by an authorised transport company:
russellsnr wrote:Hi, Yes I already looked into transporting home but I have two dogs, both large and the cost is far to much to justify taking them back to the UK also we have to take into consideration that we now have three small grandchildren and another due early next year and are not prepaired to take the risk, no matter if a dog looks like butter would melt in it's mouth we would not take a chance.
I am still working on finding new homes for them the dogs home is a way off yet.
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