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    Infectious Disease Control Unit
    Mail Code: 1960
    PO BOX 149347 - Austin, TX 78714-9347
    1100 West 49th Street, Suite T801
    Austin, TX 78714

    Phone: 512 776 7676
    Fax: (512) 776-7616




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Laws Laws
(Rules, Regulations, Laws)

Animal Import and Export Requirements

To obtain information on entry requirements for bringing a cat or dog into Texas, click here.

To obtain information on other states import requirements, click here.

To obtain information on requirements for other countries, click here.

If you are travelling internationally with your pet, it is necessary for you to contact the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) at 1-800-545-8732. You can also visit their website at

To obtain information on the movement of livestock, poultry, birds, certain wildlife, and exotic animals, contact the Texas Animal Health Commission at (512) 719-0700 or visit their website at

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Last updated May 08, 2013