Ryedale District Council

Animal importation

North Yorkshire County Council is responsible for monitoring the welfare of livestock in transit and whilst at market, licensing the movement of animals and recording the movements of sheep and pigs.

NYCCFor further information, please email the Animal Health Team at North Yorkshire County Council or telephone 0845 330 1221 or visit the North Yorkshire County Council website.

Pet Travel Scheme

Importation rules state that pets brought into the United Kingdom are quarantined in facilities approved by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs ( DEFRA ) for six months, to help keep the UK free from rabies and other diseases.

However, the Pet Travel Scheme (PETS) allows pet dogs (including guide and hearing dogs), cats and ferrets from designated countries to enter the UK without quarantine as long as they meet the scheme rules. The scheme also means that UK residents can take their pets to the designated countries and return to the UK without quarantine.

Under PETS rules, all pets must be vaccinated for rabies and have a pet passport.


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Ryedale District Council
Ryedale House, Old Malton Road
Malton, North Yorkshire
YO17 7HH

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