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Animal Travel Requirements Temporarily Suspended

1 Sep 2019 1:38 PM | Administrator (Administrator)


In order to ensure quick and safe evacuation of pets and livestock from areas effected by Hurricane Dorian, the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Division of Animal Industry, announced the temporary suspension of intrastate movement requirements for the transportation of animals from areas expected to be affected by Hurricane Dorian. 

Regulated wildlife is not included in the suspension.

"Any person transporting pets or livestock must stop at the Department’s agricultural interdiction stations and present any required movement documentation. A transporter who fails to provide the required documentation will be issued an Advisory Notice, which must remain with the animal(s) during transport to the premises of destination and the return trip to the originating premises in Florida."

The suspension is valid went into effect August 30th and remains in place until September 30, 2019, unless extended or rescinded. 

Additionally, interstate import requirements for Florida pets and livestock leaving impacted areas have been waived in the following states: Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. 

For more information call  (850) 410-0900 or visit https://www.FreshFromFlorida.com/AnimalDisasters.

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