His puppy import declined at the last moment

Eric Bérubé was both disappointed and confused. The project he had cherished for months to import a purebred puppy from France was abandoned at the last minute; boarded the animal on a flight from Paris to Montreal on June 14. And this, even though he took steps to ensure that the documents were in order.

This failure caused him to puncture his wallet more than 5,000 USD, in addition to breaking his heart.

“I am very attached to this little pup,” said the resident of Saint-Hubert. I picked it up for a while and corresponded with the breeder, who sent me photos and videos of it to follow its development since its birth in February.

Mr. Bérubé is even sadder that he still follows the import rules so that his Beauceron shepherd can come and live here. Tomahawk comes from a line of champions, he cherishes the project of breeding it.

He completed and received an import permit from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. For his part, the multinational Goldenway Pets provided documents for the arrival in Canada, while their vet gave written assurances that he could bring the puppy into quarantine. at his clinic when he arrives, if necessary.

It was while boarding a plane to Montreal that his project failed.

“The Canadian government vet called me to tell me the permit issued by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency was not good, it had to be amended and it was better not to bring the dog to Canada because it may be returned”. he say. The rules of the game were changed at the last minute.

“The puppy’s father is a world champion! The breeder sold dogs in the United States, Europe and Scandinavia, in addition to semen in Australia.
– Eric Berube

He was explained that the amendment stipulates that the central veterinary services in France must visit the farm and that the delay can be as long as several months due to the summer holidays.

Man resigned not to subdue the animal for 12 hours of flight. The puppy has now left Aiguillon by car for Bordeaux, where it has been flying to Paris in the past hours.

“I had to give up my puppy because it would be too old if I waited until the end of the summer,” he confided. It is a dog that must be trained from a very early age.

He was explained that the amendment stipulates that the central veterinary services in France must visit the farm and that the delay can be as long as several months due to the summer holidays.

Two weights, two measures?

So far, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency has not explained to him why it asked to amend his import permit at the last time. The magazine received no response, despite two emails and one call.

Frustrated and a little angry, Mr. Bérubé wrote to the federal deputy for riding Longueuil-Saint-Hubert, Denis Trudel, to tell him about his misconduct and complain about the rules in effect. domestic force.

“A puppy that has been vaccinated, seen twice by a veterinarian, and comes from a reputable French breeder who has exported dogs to the United States, Australia and several European countries, cannot entry into Canada. However, the door is wide open for those who are undocumented, unvaccinated and do not need to know their political, religious or other needs,” he wrote to him, referring to the refugees. immigration via Roxham Road in Lacolle.

Mr. Bérubé did not receive a reply from the member. The Courier du Sud, who contacted him, neither.

The only consolation in his story, the breeder and Goldenway Pets company credited him until he got another dog.

(With Lilian Largier’s collaboration)

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