Hello, I know that there is already another thread about exporting pets, but I have some specific questions.
Since we have just determined that we will be moving to England, I have started preparing the cat to get ready, using the DEFRA PETS travel scheme. She was vaccinated against rabies ages ago, but I had her chipped and then revaccinated over a week ago. Now I am ready to get the blood sample needed, and it’s turning out to be considerably harder than I thought.
A blood sample needst o be taken to show that the vaccine worked, but there aren’t any DEFRA approved labs in TW, so I need to send the sample to Japan. I went to the animal hospital near Tai Da University today, and the vet there told me that I needed to apply for permission to have the blood sample serum sent to Japan at the Dept of Agriculture (or something, he wasn’t totally clear).
After obtaining permission and getting the blood sample at the vet’s, he told me that I would then need to contact Fedex myself about the shipping, and bring the blood sample to the airport myself where Fedex would pick it up, package it, and send it off to Japan.
It seems a little too complicated- has anyone else done this? Please help me out with specific vet/lab recommendations if you have, I would really appreciate it! I am leaving in June, so I already have to leave her with a sitter until my 6 month wait is up- I want to make it as short a wait as possible!