bringing puppy to st croix
We plan to adopt a puppy in puerto rico that we found. What do we need to do to bring him over ti st croix.
Thanks for any info...
You need a health certificate from a veterinarian which I believe must be dated no more than 10 days prior to the flight. The puppy will need to be up to date on all vaccinations, including rabies (we don't have rabies here and prefer to keep it that way!) The local vet in PR should be able to fill you in on all the details.
puppies need to be four months old for rabies.
All dogs upon entering the Virgin Islands shall be accompanied by an official health certificate stating that the animal did not originate from an area quarantined for rabies. All dogs must have been vaccinated for rabies within 6 months prior to the date of shipment except those dogs less than 8 weeks old. The certificate of vaccination for rabies must be attached to the official health certificate.
I would make sure he has a health certificate for the most part. Whenever I visit the island with my toy poodle, the airlines don't even know I am traveling with her ( i put her in a bag and under the seat) so just in case you get busted then you will be prepared.
There is no, "for the most part" about it. Having a health certificate for any animal coming into the VI is the LAW. The rules are for the benefit of YOUR animal too. We have a very high prevalence of heartworm, parvo, etc., not to mention feline leukemia, feline AIDS and feline HIV, etc. and animals coming into the territory without vaccine protection run a very high risk of contracting these and other diseases.