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HildySmith


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11/08/2009 13:34

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I am currently arranging for a Dog Passport for my English Springer Spaniel, but would like some information on transporting him to TRNC. If anyone has done this, some tips would be useful. He is not a young dog (10 years old - but still thinks he is a pup)

The options seem to be

Road - up to 6 days, by which time the 48hour certificate has expired

Air - Long time could be spent in a box - is there any 'care' whilst travelling



flightholiday


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11/08/2009 13:58

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We have helped a number of people over the years using two different professional animal freight companies. You pet is a valuable member of your family and should be looked after as far as is possible in that way which is what they always aim to do.



If we can assist you at all, please contact us with your details and we will call you.



Tom

IAH ltd

info@flightholiday.co.uk



biglugs


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11/08/2009 14:56

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We brought our dog from the UK nearly 3 years ago,she flew from Heathrow,it was all arranged with Airpets,just remember your dog will have to go into quarintine when it arrives in the TRNC,also all jabs up to date and a rabbies free certificate,phone Airpets up and they will send you all the information you require,hope this helps



Lilli



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11/08/2009 15:43

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Hi Katy you can also try DEFRA. They should have the details. Then Flightholiday to arrange the rest. Brought my staffi ot he did 10 days quarentine here. Not pleasant but has to be done. Good luck xx



Tenakoutou



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11/08/2009 18:43

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Aren't there enough homeless and abandoned dogs here already - why bring a dog?



I know plenty of people, North and South, who have; only to have had them 'Lanated', or stolen, soon after they'd got their dog out of quarantine.



jenfarrall


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11/08/2009 20:17

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Tenkoutou

there are lots of children over here to,but i prefferred to bring my own,child and dog ;-)



Katy,our westie came out on same flight as us,again arranged through airpets,absolutely no probs with flight,quarantine is grim to say the least,but doesn't last forever.

If you need more info feel free to Email me



Jen



adagirl


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11/08/2009 20:48

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I brought my Giant schnauzer over here 6 years ago, he survived ok. The flight is better than on the road in my opinion but the quarantine here 21 days usually is not so good. BUT, they get through it - and so will you!! Good luck and all the best x



littlejohn


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12/08/2009 00:26

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I agree with message 5. Just spent 3 weeks in Zeytinlik and the noise of barking dogs was horrendous. Same last year in Bellapais! Rename the area "Barking" It's attracting more and more Essex girls and boys anyway!!!And don't blame the locals - the problem started with the influx of expats. You all certainly know how to spoil a good thing!



Lilli



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12/08/2009 00:37

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littlejohn i do not understand did they bring them in. Whats barking dogs or essex girls. I mean no disrecpect bt didnt inderstand your msg xxxxxxxxx



littlejohn


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Dogs were not a problem in Cyprus generally years ago until expats with their "love" of dogs started the whole thing off. I have been back and forth to both sides since 1969 and the problem has grown significantly - particularly in the last few years.We have the same problem in UK where every man and his wife seems to want not just one but several dogs and often in flats. Then they leave them all day and go off to work leaving the neighbours to put up with the noise which they do not see as a problem as most of them are brain dead! Barking is in Essex - just a bit of fun at the expense of Essex people who take it well like the Irish!!



Jayne


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12/08/2009 07:58

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Like biglugs, we used Airpets and they were very good. They will even collect the dog from your home rather than you take it to them if you need this service. Very helpful and our dog, who is a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel arrived safe and sound, no problem. Quarantine here isnt very nice and they can keep the dog for up to 21 days but ours was let out after 9 days. Good luck.



Tenakoutou



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Jenfarrrell - Compare like with like - child with dog - I don't think so.



Tinkie


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I think what Jen was trying to say is that an animal is like a member of the family and if you are a true animal lover then you wouldnt chose to abandon your pets in the UK if you are starting a new life in Cyprus. Why does every thing have to turn in to a slanging match on here?



Katy, I brought my boxer over from UK, I didnt use a pet freight company, I arranged it all myself and saved lots of money! I booked the dog directly with CTA and she was checked in as excess baggage (at 6 per kilo 5 years ago). I managed to stay with her until about 30 minutes before the flight took off, then someone came and took her to the plane. It worked well for us as she wasnt stressed, she didnt have to go in to the crate until they came to collect her. My mum was on the flight and so she waited with her at Ercan until the Vet Dept. came from Lefkosa and took her in to quarantine. It was pretty painless and the worst part was the quarantine kennels but its only for max 3 wks. Good Luck



Tenakoutou



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Tinkie: I can assure you that I am a true animal lover - but with the perspective of reality.



Bertie


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I thought I read on the forum a couple of weeks ago that the quarantine had been stopped as long as you could provide proof of a recent blood test for rabies does anyone know if this was true or not?



Tenakoutou



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Seriously, is the UK a rabies-free zone - if so, why would one be required to certified provide proof for one's animal?



aripointer


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Email Margaret Rae at KAR. She travelled by road with her dogs from the UK. KAR can also advise you on the proceedures when arriving in the TRNC either at Ercan or at the port.



You can arrange tranportation yourself, saving the cost of a middle company.



As long as your pet has a UK pet passport and is chipped it is very easy.

We booked with Turkish airlines and our pet travelled as excess baggage in the hold. We also travelled on the same aircraft as the dog. This is a plus as you can inform the Purser to tell the Captain of the aircraft you have a pet on board. This is to ensure your pet is in the correct hold. It has been known for pets to be put into the wrong hold

The UK border controls are not interested when you leave the UK. I think the arrangements for quarantine have changed on arrival at Ercan as I said speak with KAR and they will inform you of the latest proceedures.



If you need a IATA approved travel cage I have one in the UK. AP



booitsme


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12/08/2009 12:36

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I did hear from a friend of ours who kennels dogs that quarantine is now only 1 day. Even if it is longer ours survived it for 13 days with lots of extra cuddles and treats and so long as you take plenty of antiseptic solution and wipes your dog will be fine. We used Airpets and they were absolutely brilliant. One of ours is quite elderly and has a heart complaint (no we would never consider leaving them behind and to most dog lovers that's NOT an option) and they were really good with him. He is now living the good life and enjoying every minute here in TRNC. Godd luck and I'm sure it will all work out well for yu and your dog



cyprusairsoft



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we bought our 3 year old gsd out with us and we also have adopted our own cypriot pointer hound thingy lol.



bringing dogs out here does not contribute to all the strays etc and unlike some countries we do love our animals and see them as family.



be warned bringing your dog here is not for the faint hearted and there is masses of paperwork and red tape

just knuckle down let a reputable carrier we used airpets sort out the details.

contact defra they will give you forms to fill and advise requirments.

get a pet passport micro chip and rabies shots done and anything else that needs doing.

get your dog trained to drink from a rabbit feeder as thats all that is allowed on the cage.

ours was missing when dog arrived at ercan go with the flow you will get through it.

check sizes of dogs and breeds allowed in as they are getting more fussy.



fire starter


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dave at pine farm kennels specialise's in flying dogs all around the world.

give him a call 01842-860432 they are based close to stansted.



HildySmith


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13/08/2009 01:02

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Many thanks for that, some great options there, I am really grateful. With regards to Strays - wherever we go on holiday I feed and look after any animals I see. Recently in the centre of Kyrenia we found a dog tied up in the car park (near the Castle). It had no water, the pan had spilt-It did not look well. We went to the shops and bought water and food and went back to feed him. When we arrived the KAR were there and asked if were feeding him-we pointed out that this was the first time we had seen him. He was fed and taken away by the KAR. On Crete we fed and watered a dog on Falasana beach every day. In Lanzarote I had about 10 cats which I fed every night-they are very good for keeping the vermin under control. We would not leave our dog in the UK, he is one of the family - he does not bark when I go to work - then again, we are retired now so will be with him all the time. He loves gardening and will dig out any root. we plan to volunteer to help the KAR when we come over



Lilli



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13/08/2009 01:16

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Katy they need all the help they can get as do we all here that look After the poor souls.I just wish there could be water points etc but how the hell you get the animals to them is another matter. If he was tied up did he belong to someone. Did KAR put him back to be tied or did they keep him. Its thier policy to neuter and return him so he will always have that life. Im not knocking the policy they cant cope with what they have already. I just get upset with the system. You are very good to do what you do but when you leave the problems remain xxx. Please volunteer with KAR they need all the help and money to survive xxxx



HildySmith


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Hi Lilli

I know what you mean, but I figure if I can give them a good feed, maybe some other british tourist will come along next and continue to feed them.

I already sponsor a dog with the Dog's Trust who never put a healthy dog down. My dog Pouch cannot be re-homed as he is nervous of people and only responds to the carer's. He cannot even have visitors - I will still sponser him from TRNC. I don't know what they did with him. I know he did not look good and was very frightened. I am more concerned with my wildlife I am leaving behind Cyril the Squirrel, came to visit today - my grandsons were really chuffed they have finally seen him. The frogs turned up in my garden which has no water - so I put a dish out filled with a few rocks for them to get in and out and they love it,

We will volunteer and help out as much as we can.



Lilli



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Katy where is Pouc h is he with KAR if so he will be looked after or is he a stray that will be put back in the hope other tourists willl look after. Sweetheart your heart is good but please look around you and see the poor souls every night. Maybe not everybpdy is as kind as you. plese email me xxxxxxxxxxxxxx



cyprusairsoft



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well done katy and lilli but you have to get a little tough as well its a fact of life with dogs here



i was always going to bring my own and knew in my heart i would adopt a pooch as well done my bit spayed her no more pups and giving her the love she adores



do you know that dog didnt know how to play or be affectionate until we taught her !!!



plus my big fella ash has a beautiful girlfriend now lol



Lilli



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Hi cyprusairsoft yo are so right. I do try hard to toughen up but i find that so hard. Im pleased for you with two wonderful friends. They sound so happy xx



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