Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Bringing your cat to England - Millie's epic journey.


It won't be long now before Millie makes her epic journey to England from America. I want to follow her progress with you.

Today she is going to the vet to get her rabies injection.  She has to have that exactly one month before she travels.  We don't have rabies in England and we don't want it thank-you so this is really important.

She also has to have a new chip put in her neck because the American one is not acceptable internationally.

She needs a passport to travel.

When she gets here she will not need to go into quarantine because the laws have been relaxed for some countries. You can read more about that issue here.     I don't think I would bring her over if she had to go into quarantine for six months here because that would be cruel. She's always been free to roam in or out of the house and she would think she'd done something wrong if she was trapped in somewhere.
However, I will have to keep her in the cottage for a few days so she gets used to the new environment and my England cat, Patch - see below.

Patch is thirteen years old now and may not take kindly to a stranger in the camp! We'll see. Watch this space.

So good luck for today Millie. I hope your inoculation goes ok.

See you soon...



  1. OH, I hope it all goes well. It will be so nice to have her with you, won't it? :-)

  2. Good luck sweet Millie, you'll get to see your mum again !
    I remember well all those rules and regulations when we brought our Yorkies stateside many years ago.

  3. I now know that Millie arrived safely and my question about quarantine has been answered here.


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