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Important Update from the State Veterinarian
Effective immediately

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Division of Animal Industry, has temporarily suspended the intrastate movement requirements for the transportation of animals from the areas expected to be impacted by Hurricane Irma.

In addition, the following states have waived their interstate import requirements for Florida, pets and livestock leaving the expected impact areas of Hurricane Irma:

Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina,
South Carolina, and Tennessee

Any person transporting pets or livestock must stop at the Department’s agricultural interdiction stations and present any required movement documentation. A transporter that fails to provide the required documentation will be issued an Advisory Notice, which must remain with the livestock during transport to Alabama, Georgia, or Mississippi and the return trip to the original Florida destination.

For movement of regulated wildlife, contact the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission at 850-488-6253.


This temporary suspension shall expire on September 30, 2017, unless extended or rescinded.


Michael A. Short, D.V.M.
State Veterinarian/Director
Division of Animal Industry  
  Florida Veterinary Medical Association • 7207 Monetary Drive • Orlando, FL 32809
PH: (407) 851-3862 • Fax: (407) 240-3710 • Toll Free (800) 992-3862 • Email