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Old 11.12.2020, 15:11
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Re: Driving to London / Brexit: New regs on animal imports

We witnessed a Polish family at the Vet's in Calais- in floods of tears. The Vet was unable to read the Polish microchip and therefore refused to sign papers. The family had been living in the UK for 2 years and had had to leave the dog with her mother- and had gone for the Summer hols to finally fetch him to join them in UK.

The Vet called us in and we offered to pay for new chip for the dog, in case the family could nto afford it and that was the problem. The vet said 'no can do'- I can't prove the dog is the dog in the passport. She had given them 2 options- either book into a H๔tel in Calais and ask mother or vet to send the Polish reader, and then she could check the number and change the chip and change it in passport. Or return home and get the chop changed for a compatible one, and come back. She said they could not take dog to refuge as they would have to refuse it or euthanize, as no valid chip.

By the time we came back to waiting room, the family was gone. We never knew what they did - and always fear they abandonned him. They were starting work and school the next day, in Manchester.

Also a very posh lady with 2 large retrievers- she had the vet check and worming treatment properly dated, signed and stamped by the vet- but in on a separate paper, as she had forgotten to take passports for the vet visit. She was refused entry- and went berserk- when we left she sat crying in the car. Honestly, they are VERY strict- everything has got to be just right in every way.
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