Dogs, cats and ferrets moving for sale, or re-homing (rescue animals) need to moved under Balai conditions (commercial rules).
When the Animal Welfare Advocates for Bosnia group asked us if we would be able to transport 15 rescued dogs from Bosnia to the UK I had no hesitation in saying that we would do it.
Having successfully collected and delivered the 15 dogs I would have no hesitation in doing it again.
To keep the costs down we decided to add the Bosnia trip onto an existing Germany transport …….. well that was the plan.
For those not aware what TRACES is DEFRA provide this description:
TRACES is a web-based service for the application for, and issuing of, Intra Trade Animal Health Certificates (ITAHCs) and Common Veterinary Entry Documents (CVEDs) for intra-Community trade in live animals, their products and germplasm. TRACES is the system used for notifying Member States of movements of live animals, germplasm and certain other commodities into or through their territories.
TRACES helps competent authorities in each Member State to meet the needs of their traders and their European Union (EU) animal and public health obligations.
Keeping it simple: TRACES isn’t something that an individual can register for, so as a rule a pet transport provider like ALStrays Transport can’t generally provide a TRACES transport services. A TRACES transport needs to be provided by a registered competent authority, who are registered for TRACES, and the animals need to be registered to that competent authority. Our local protectora, for example, is a registered competent authority. [Read more…]