Every state has different requirements, set forth by the USDA/APHIS branch of the government, on the importation of domestic animals. Our guidelines, found above, have taken those requirements for each state and combined them so that every animal meets the requirements of every state. This makes it easier for all parties involved and insures that the animal(s) have the correct vaccinations and paperwork. These requirements are based on the state that the animal will reside in. For your convenience, we have put each states requirements below.
For a Rescue
For an adopter
These are just general guidelines to assist the rescue or an adopter. A more detailed copy of our guidelines can be found by clicking the button below.
Our local transport service is provided to rescues, fosters,adopters and some select shelters that we currently have agreements with. Transport is provided to those that meet our guidelines listed below. We can currently transport within a 300 mile radius of our home base in North Carolina. Suggested Fees are based on the destination of the animal(s). We are a 501c3 nonprofit organization, 100% all volunteer. We rely on our donors and supporters to make these transports happen.
We also provide a local "pet Taxi" service to those in our community and surrounding communities that are unable to get their pet to the veterinarian,groomer,pet sitter or boarding facility. To schedule a "pet taxi" event, please click the button below.
Long Distance Transport-Currently Not in Service
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Our long distance transport vehicle is not in service as of yet. We have a plan to purchase a vehicle similar to this one pictured, and hope to get enough support and funding this year to get one in service. We do work with other volunteer "chain transport" groups that can assist you in your transport needs. Please contact us if we can assist you in anyway.
If you would like more information on our long distance transport vehicle and plans, please click the button below. It will take you to our New Vehicle Proposal page where you can see detailed information about the vehicle and our plan to transport homeless animals.
Transportation-A general outline
A 501c3 Nonprofit organization
Saving Homeless Animals Nationwide
State Requirements for Animal Importation
Some think that putting a transport together for an animal that is in a shelter or already with a rescue's foster, is simple. We are here to tell you that its not. While some think that it is ok to just put an animal in a vehicle and run them up the road to another state, they are in fact causing more problems, spreading disease and they are breaking the law. Transporting one animal that has not been properly vetted and ends up having parvo, can put a transport vehicle out of service for up to 6 months.Transporting an animal without the proper paperwork, vaccination records,adoption agreement and a health certificate, can be costly. Penalties for this can be heavy fines, jail time and even confiscation of the animals on transport.
Contrary to what the general public thinks about their local animal shelter, not all of them provide the care needed of an animal. Shelters generally provide food and a place to stay until they are adopted, rescued or killed. Not all shelters are like this though. Most shelters are getting on board with adding vaccinations and spay and neuter services to their rescued or adopted animals program. This helps prevent the spread of disease tremendously. Not to mention, it makes the adoption process that much better. The adopter is getting an animal that has been altered, vaccinated and given a clean bill of health, one less cost the adopter has to provide. It also helps us speed up the transport process. We will outline below, the correct way a transport should be done. We have aligned ourselves with several rescue groups and transport groups to create guidelines for transportation of a sheltered or rescued homeless animal.The right and safe way.
Be sure to check the calendar below. There may be a transport coming your way that we may be able to put your animal on.
Maverick Pet Transportation & Rescue,Inc.