Help! I have to quarantine my pigs in the UK for 6 months!!!

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TWP_2

Post   » Tue Aug 02, 2005 2:12 am


I am nauseated at the idea of having to be away from our piggies for more than the length of a good vacation. I browsed back through the thread, but I don't think I saw--any chance you get to visit the little guys?

Good luck!

Jim

petit-filous

Post   » Tue Aug 09, 2005 3:57 pm


Excellent news, the pigs are fine!!! I was able to visit them this weekend (Saturday the 6th to be precise) after my business trip. In fact at this moment I am typing away at London's Heathrow airport.

I am happy to report that the piggies ate most of the food I put in their travel cage AND they continued feasting away after they arrived. The animal sanctuary owners are well impressed with how friendly and healthy they are. I am so proud of my babies!

I miss my darlings. It was hard to say goodbye, but what can you do?

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Lynx
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Post   » Tue Aug 09, 2005 4:47 pm


So remind us how long will it be before you can visit them (and are in England)?

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snowflakey
E's Moriarity

Post   » Tue Aug 09, 2005 5:52 pm


I'm glad to keep hearing all the positive updates. It must be so hard to be away from them, but quite a relief to know they made their journey safely and are living in a very nice place.

petit-filous

Post   » Wed Aug 10, 2005 10:02 am


They entered quarantine on August 1st so they should be out on February 1st. Woohoo 10 days have passed!

I plan to visit them again the next time I'm in the UK (either early September or mid-November).

PyscoFalcon, maybe we could meet up then. I was in such a rush on Saturday (and I had my brother-in-law in tow) so it was a quick in and out of Wales.

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Lynx
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Post   » Wed Aug 10, 2005 10:23 am


It would be cool if one of the board members was close enough and could occasionally visit and remind the pigs that you love them and cannot wait to be reunited with them.

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TWP_2

Post   » Wed Aug 10, 2005 4:47 pm


I was able to visit them this weekend (Saturday the 6th to be precise) after my business trip.
Yay! I'm glad you got to see them.

It is silly that they quarantine animals, but nasty diseased little children can travel the world over, wiping their snot on anything within reach.

Jim

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Lynx
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Post   » Wed Aug 10, 2005 7:32 pm


Ah, I see I missed that. The obvious part -- that she did indeed get a chance to visit with her piggies. That is great! I hope there will be more visits.

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PyscoFalcon

Post   » Thu Aug 11, 2005 4:44 am


Sure just let me know when :)

Shame I can't drive or I'd see them for you and take pics.

petit-filous

Post   » Thu Aug 11, 2005 6:14 am


TWP_2, yeah the quarantine rules are ridiculous. If the pigs are being quarantined, then why are my husband and I, having lived in close proximity to them for years, not subject to quarantine as well?

PyscoFalcon, I'll let you know in advance when I'm coming up again. Could you meet me at Neath station? I don't drive as well so I totally understand!

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juanitak424

Post   » Thu Aug 11, 2005 12:21 pm


I dont get it, Why would you have to quarantine pets to get into another country?
(I never travel, so I've never had to deal with stuff like this. I've never heard of it either.)

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Webs
Cavies 'n Cobwebs

Post   » Thu Aug 11, 2005 12:50 pm


It means we are one of the few countries that are rabies free.

Gaelle

Post   » Sun Sep 23, 2012 4:07 pm


Having moved my 4 pigs to the UK from Belgim a month ago when we relocated, I am HAPPY that all the quarantine ordeal is over! Guinea Pigs now have freedom of movement, meaning that they need nothing whatsoever if they come into the UK from EC countries. We had them in their carriers, put them through the channel Tunnel, at no extra cost, and it went just fine! DEFRA told me "they did not even need to be mentioned" as they have freedom of movement and are caged animals. Phew!!!!!! I hope Petit Filous managed to get her pigs through the 6 months of quarantine and I wish I could work at the sanctuary in question!!!!

Gaelle

Post   » Sun Sep 23, 2012 4:09 pm


We still had to drive them over in the car obviously, through the shuttle, not on the passenger trains which only ever accept guide dogs on those passenger trains. x

Gaelle

Post   » Sun Sep 23, 2012 4:11 pm


And thank GOD the pet passport scheme as taken pressure of pet owners by enabling them to have at home quarantine and to be checked 6 months prior to travel, as you logically should!

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Cavies 'n Cobwebs

Post   » Mon Sep 24, 2012 11:19 am


Thankfully times do move on and there are indeed benefits to the passport scheme. :-)

I can vouch for the petit-filous pigs arriving safe and well and having an uneventful quarantine for 6 months. She did visit them during that time in Wales and they were given much attention by the staff at the centre before moving on with her to London, settled in well and got chubby!

Not sure what happened after that but doubt there would be any of the original Bahrain pigs with her now unless a fair age.

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