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Q: Cats and the Canada/America Border

November 24, 2008 | By Kris S. | 4 answers | Expired: 2093 days ago

Kris S.

I will be soon transporting a cat from Detroit MI to Buffalo NY, and am wondering what the laws are concerning the transport of cats across both the american and canadian borders. Anyone know if there are permits or anything i need to do this? Thanks!

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Norman C.
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Nov 24, 2008

Also, make sure their passports and visas are in order, as US Homeland Security is tightening up. If they have been caught committing any serious crimes, like DUI-Catnip, they may not get in, or out, as the case may be. Otherwise, you have gotten good advice from the other answers.

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Sheltervt
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Nov 24, 2008

last time I made a border crossing with pets, Canada required full vaccine records. Granted, this was crossing into British Columbia, and it was also six years or so ago... but from what I understand, nothing has changed.

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Kim W.
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Nov 24, 2008

As far as I know you have to have a record of all their shots but am not sure which ones they need to have besides rabies which is the most obvious. You could always try to call one of the Border stations to make absolutely sure. I would hate for you to start your trip and then be stopped after you drive all that way.

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