- Category: Animals and pests
- Last Updated: 14 October 2016
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.
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.