VDACS News Releases
September 2, 2019
Temporary Waiver of Certain Animal Import Requirements into Virginia
Contact: Michael Wallace, VDACS, 804.786.1904
The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) has waived the following animal import requirements for owners and animals evacuating in the wake of Hurricane Dorian. This waiver is temporary and will expire on September 30, 2019.
Click here for a listing of state and privately operated equine sheltering facilities. Horse owners should call individual venues to see if they have availability. This list will help horse owners identify and locate resources that may be helpful. These resources are independent and VDACS has not inspected, vetted or contacted these individuals and does not assume responsibility for the conduct or actions of the individuals. Please note that some state park facilities may be closed due to the hurricane.
Virginia horse owners taking their horses to another state should check with the destination state for their requirements.
Please contact the VDACS’ Office of Veterinary Services with any questions at 804.786.2483.
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