Ukrainian refugees fleeing Russian invasion will be able to bring their pets into the UK


Ukrainian refugees will be able to bring their pets into the UK, ITV News has been told.

With the government “covering the costs of quarantine,” a statement said: “We recognise that many Ukrainian individuals will not have been able to complete the full health preparations required for their pets”.

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) told ITV News those arriving with pets will need to first contact the Animal and Plant Health Agency, who will confirm approval and organise necessary a quarantine stay if animals are required to complete a rabies treatment process.

Many have brought cats, dogs, and other pets with them in their arms as they flee to safety.