How do I travel with my pet? I am going to the province or abroad, going on vacation and I want to bring my pet
RA8485: THE ANIMAL WELFARE ACT
Section 4. It shall be the duty of any owner or operator of any land, air or water public utilitytransporting pet, wildlife and all other animals to provide in all cases adequate, clean and sanitary facilities for the safe conveyance and delivery thereof to their consignee at the place of consignment. They shall provide sufficient food and water for such animals while in transit for more than twelve (12) hours or whenever necessary. No public utility shall transport any such animal without a written permit from the Director of the Bureau of Animal Industry or his/her authorized representative. No cruel confinement or restraint shall be made on such animals while being transported. Any form of cruelty shall be penalized even if the transporter has obtained a permit from the Bureau of Animal Industry. Cruelty in transporting includes overcrowding, placing of animals in the trunks or under the hood trunks of the vehicles.
If you know firsthand that the bus company violates The Animal Welfare Act by placing pets under the bus in luggage compartments, kindly refer to the FAQ on How To Report Animal Cruelty.
HOW TO GET A LOCAL TRANSPORT PERMIT FOR YOUR PET.
Aside from the anti-rabies vaccination, we suggest the ff for travel by bus:
Travel Tips from PAWS Director Elsie (https://www.facebook.com/#!/notes/philippine-animal-welfare-society-paws/on-travelling-with-your-pet/396121323766852):
For the bus ride:
DOMESTIC TRAVEL - BY PLANE
Sheba (PAWS Director Elsie's dog) is an aspin, 18 inches at the withers.
>> Travel Tips from PAWS Director Elsie (https://www.facebook.com/#!/notes/philippine-animal-welfare-society-paws/on-travelling-with-your-pet/396121323766852)
INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL WITH YOUR PET
1. Check for requirements of the country you will be flying to in advance
2. Contact the airlines on their pet travel policies and requirements
3. Get an airline-approved crate and start training your pet to stay in it
4. Get an export permit from the Bureau of Animal Industry
5. Comply with the requirements of your destination country
6. Have a safe flight!
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