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Thinking about making "Aliyah"? There is a special vet that can help you
Hebrew:יבוא חיות מחמד לישראל
Dr. Eytan Kreiner, founder and CEO at The Israeli Pet Flight Agency, understands the special challenges that awaits pet owners in the relocation process and offers comprehensive and advanced solutions to pet shipping at a global level.
A pet can make a huge difference to a young child who is dealing with the stress of Aliyah, who has left his friends and all that is familiar to him, behind. Our pets are much loved members of the family and the thought of leaving them behind is heartbreaking. But it is possible to make Aliyah and bring your pet with you. In fact, thousands of pets “make Aliyah” every year and more than 6,000 pets “made Aliyah” and relocated to Israel in 2012.
Every country and airline has strict rules and regulations regarding the importation and exportation of animals. In order to bring your pet with you on Aliyah, the requirements of the airline and health authorities at your point of departure and those of the Israeli Ministry of Agriculture who oversees the importing of animals to Israel have to be coordinated and enforced. It is a complex procedure which requires professional assistance.
There are strict regulations with regards to the types of animals that may be brought into Israel, and for instance, the breeds of dogs that may be imported, the age of your pet and his general state of health. Israel has a tough climate as well as hazards and diseases that are new to the pets' immune system.
The Israeli Pet Travel Agency Terminal4Pets is a professional, veterinarian institute (part of the House of Veterinary Doctors in Maccabim) and is the only Israeli agency that specializes in Aliyah services for pets.
Dr. Kreiner: "The world had turned into a Global Village in which people travel frequently from one side to another. As it became easier and more natural for people to travel, immigrate and relocate worldwide, it has become more challenging to fly with pets or ship them abroad.
"New rules and regulations are being enforced by countries, airlines and airports worldwide and we are witnessing a tendency to become more strict with demands for health certificates, import permits, vaccinations (such as the Rabies blood test) quarantine etc.
The Israeli Pet Travel Agency's main objective is to provide pet owners advanced solutions that are 'custom-made' for each and every one.
Please take note, since 2010 the Ministry of Agriculture made significant changes in regards to pet importation and several breeds hade been listed as - dangerous breeds - meaning that the importation process is longer and naturally much more complicated. So make sure you speak with a pet flight manager prior to making your travel arrangements.
The Israeli Pet Travel Agency is at your service 24/7, ready willing and able to help you ship your pet to and from every international airport worldwide!
Dr. Eytan Kreiner: "More than 6,000 pets made Aliyah in 2012 as more than 18,000 Jews made Aliyah that year. It is clear that the pets are part of the family and that they will not be left behind. While there are so many organizations (governmental or non-governmental) with a main objective to help people throughout the Aliayh process, there where no official organizations or programs for pets. We were the first and we are the only Israeli agency that specializes in Aliyah services for your pets."
Typical questions you might be asking at this point:
The Israel Pet Travel Agency will answer all your pet questions and they are also offering Anglo-listers a free, pre-flight consultation.
International number: +972-8-926-4554
Toll free from the USA: 1866-pet-2-fly