Many Kingstonians enjoy the love and companionship of pets. There are codes of practice for the welfare of dogs, cats, horses (including other equidae) and privately kept non-human primates. They provide owners and keepers with information on how to meet the welfare needs of their animals, as required under the Animal Welfare Act 2006. They can also be used in courts as evidence in cases brought before them relating to poor welfare. The codes apply to England only (Wales and Scotland have their own equivalent codes), and are in force from 6 April 2010.
Ensure all animals have some form of identification. It’s also unethical to keep an animal that is a danger to other people or animals. Note: As a rule, animals 100 lbs. or larger (including the weight of the cage) will be charged as cargo even if they travel on the same plane as you. It is important to check with the airline if your pet is close to that weight and to determine if its policy may vary from this general 100 lb. rule.
Read pet guides explaining the various personalities, tendencies, and backgrounds of specific breeds in detail. For example, some dog breeds (such as certain terriers or Chihuahuas) are known for their feistiness and are considered less tolerant of kids â€” especially if they aren’t raised with kids from puppyhood. Golden Retrievers and Labrador Retrievers, on the other hand, have excellent reputations as family-friendly dogs. Also look around for guides (at your local bookstore, on the Internet, or at animal shelters) about taking care of different kinds of pets. If you’re interested in rabbits, the House Rabbit Society is an excellent resource â€” visit its websiteÂ for information on rabbits and rabbit care.
Not everyone likes being home alone, but having a cat or dog there can make your feel a lot safer. Plus, burglars are less likely to target a house that’s clearly home to a dog. Some breeds make excellent guard dogs and will even protect you when you’re out for a run or walk. To find out how you can benefit from Animal Care, choose from the following: Pet Care , Trade Care , Equine Care and Exotic Care You can also contact your local Emirates SkyCargo office or agent. You are invited to refer to our Operator Variations in the IATA LAR and the IATA guidelines on the transportation of pets.
Show animals require extra care, grooming and training. If you’re considering such an animal, you should be prepared to take on a major commitment. The rewards of owning such an animal are numerous, but so are the costs and responsibilities. The Transition Center advises pet owners to review carefully their travel plans for upcoming international moves. Whether returning to the United States or moving overseas, pet owners need to determine an airline carrier’s pet policies on live animals as excess baggage, cargo, and in-cabin before booking your pet.