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Bringing dog onto island, is there a # to a consulate I can call?

 
asutfin
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Thank you for your time. We are moving to St. Thomas from California in 5 weeks. I know I need a cerificate from the vet, but is there a # I am unable to find, to a consulate that can tell me exactly what my dog needs and what I need to do?
I really appreciate it!

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Topic starter Posted : September 10, 2011 3:18 am
STXUSVI
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You don't check in through customs when you land here...so it is whatever the airline requires.

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Posted : September 10, 2011 3:23 am
DL
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Consulate? Ummm you DO know that St. Thomas is a US territory, right?

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Posted : September 10, 2011 4:00 am
speee1dy
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go to the vet and have all of your dogs shots updated, keep the records from that. your vet will know what is needed or should know. also i think they have to be within ten days of your travel.

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Posted : September 10, 2011 9:49 am
Juanita
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I think all the airlines have a page on their websites with everything you need to know about traveling with pets. Good idea to read it, and THEN call the airline to confirm anything that concerns you.

The biggest problem people run into with flying pets to the islands is the heat restrictions. Airlines won't take them as checked baggage if the temp is going to be 85, on the ground, at any point along the way that the plane will land. Sometimes very large dogs are an issue because of the weight and size of the crate.

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Posted : September 10, 2011 10:57 am
onthespot
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not exactly travel related, but you may want to get your dog started on hearworm preventive regime before you come. It is very prevalent.

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Posted : September 10, 2011 2:54 pm
asutfin
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Thank you all for your info. I really appreciate it.

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Topic starter Posted : September 11, 2011 5:26 am
FranklinjSRQ
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Also consider:
There are problems with some residents poisoning dogs and cats because they don’t like animals or perhaps because they have livestock and don’t want dogs in their yard. Locals typically are scared of dogs so be aware of this when walking your pets; some people might not find your pet dog as cute and friendly as you know he/she is.

https://www.vimovingcenter.com/pets/

I know of a few dog poisonings on St John. Is it because people are trying to cull all the feral cats or is there a fear of dogs? Depends on who you ask.

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Posted : September 11, 2011 1:51 pm
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