Renew your passport earlier than planned, buy a GB sticker for your car, and prepare to wait four months before you can take your ferret on holiday: these are all among the snippets of advice offered by the government’s new Brexit website for British citizens planning to travel to the EU after 31 October.
Smuggled beagle puppy being checked after being seized at port (Image: RSPCA )The RSPCA says greater border security could thwart smugglers trafficking thousands of puppies into the UK every year – many too young and sick to be sold legally to families.
A pal checks in on the exhausted dog to see if she’s okay (Picture: KHAP.The Mega Agency)If you need some more pictures of dogs with their tongues hanging out to get you through the rest of the week, then take a look at Elmer the eight-year-old Bernese mountain dog.
Yes, all our dreams have come true – the Brexit march has been taken over by a pack of incredibly cute and fluffy dogs. (Picture: Richard Hartley-Parkinson). (Picture: Richard Hartley-Parkinson). (Picture: LNP). (Picture: AP) (Picture: AP) (Picture: AP) (Picture: AP)
“We are also concerned that pet travel changes under a no-deal Brexit could spark a surge in demand for small animal vets and laboratory capacity to fulfil increased requirements for rabies testing and vaccination at a time when the workforce is already experiencing shortfalls.
Organisers of the “wooferendum” march say more than half of vets registering in the UK each year come from abroad, most from the EU, and they cite a report by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) saying a cut in numbers would be likely to cause shortages, jeopardising animal welfare and economic production.