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post #1 of 10
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I found a breeder in germany that just had a litter of somali kittens and the time we can pick them up is perfect for our time when we get back to germany. I was wondering if anyone here knows the regulations and all the stuff you have to do to buy a kitten when your in the army? What stuff do you have to do later when you have to fly back to the states?
post #2 of 10
I would imagine that the Army has regulations regarding that sort of thing. I think it would be best to get in contact with someone in family support, they may be able to point you in the right direction of who you need to talk to. I've been out so long I don't know who you would go to and I never had a pet while in the service.
post #3 of 10
As far as I know, any pet entering a new country has to be quarantined for so many months, but I would check to be sure.
post #4 of 10
I would be wary of the Quarentine issues as mentioned it CAN BE MONTHS ... I know of a show dog that spent HALF his life in quarentine
post #5 of 10
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The only place that quartines pets for months is england I belive. The Sato(army travel agents) told me that when they were explaining why the army tries to make sure any flight does not go thourgh england.
post #6 of 10
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Originally Posted by wildfire203 View Post
The only place that quartines pets for months is england I belive. The Sato(army travel agents) told me that when they were explaining why the army tries to make sure any flight does not go thourgh england.
That's my understanding too. I adopted a female kitten when I was stationed in Belgium. The woman who rescued her was from England and getting ready to move home and didn't want to put the kitten through the stress of being quarantined. When I was discharged and returned to the states, there was no quarantine involved. I just needed to be sure Katie was up to date on her shots and have a recent health certificate to get her through customs. I had to pay to have her shipped back to the states on the same flight as me but, at the time, it was a relatively small charge.

Not sure what you're living situation is, but if you're in military housing definitely check to be sure pets are allowed. I lived off post and had permission from my landlord to have pets, so it wasn't an issue. The vet on post was great and very reasonably priced. Good luck!
post #7 of 10
Unless you're going to Hawaii (which is lucky enough to not have any rabies) you can pretty much just bring the kitten along, according to customs at least-- not sure about any other aspect of it. You'll need a health certification from a vet, probably for the airline too.

The UK only quarantines animals that have been in certain countries (mostly outside of Western Europe and the US) for 6 months, not just all.

http://www.petfriendlytravel.com/?page=intl_travel

http://www.cbp.gov/linkhandler/cgov/...d.ctt/pets.pdf (the Customs brochure about it; PDF)
post #8 of 10
We were in the military in Germany twice, we always had animals and when we brought them into the country, we just had to have a health certificate from the vet in the U.S. and they went right through with us at the airport. No quarantine. Military bases there in Germany have their own vet clinics and we just had to maintain their vaccinations and when we left it was the same thing, just had to get a health certificate and that was it. As far as I know if you live on base they have a limit for pets, I think its 2 or 3 per household.
post #9 of 10
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I would be wary of the Quarentine issues as mentioned it CAN BE MONTHS ... I know of a show dog that spent HALF his life in quarentine
I've also heard of some awful quarentine problems! I'm not sure what they army would have to say themselves, but I'm possitive the kitty will have to be quarentined. The word quarentine comes from an Italian word meaning 40 days....I just found that out last night!
post #10 of 10
Thread Starter 
Thanks for all the information most of it was what I assumed but wanted to make sure I live on on-post family housing and they said you can only have two puts but I know the made an exception for my 1SG who has three. I know you can't take animals to Kora but since I'll just be getting back from a deployment my next duty station should be state side. (Hopefully). Thanks agian for the help
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