I can almost guarantee they will not grant you a permit to transport unless it's to a vet and right back home again. I'm not advocating breaking any laws
, but if I were you I wouldn't do it. I wish I could say something more positive,
but odd's of getting approved for an adopting are a little higher than winning the lottery. It's a sticky situation, but if you follow the rules and request a permit, not only can will it take 3-6 months for a reply, but you're making them aware of where the pd is and where it may be going. Now if you get a big "no" and adopt anyway you're knowing breaking the law and they've got you red handed. The very best advice ever given to me was to BE QUIET! The FDA knows that pd's are being moved from place to place all the time, but they'd rather not know about it officially. It's so hard to get this type of permit that even if you only move to a new home, same owners, in the same city and county they'll still deny it. I had babies is 03 and when the ban hit
I had several left, well the FDA contacted me on how many I had, where I got them, where they went, my shoe size, and favorite color
. I was almost sure they were going to ask for a DNA sample too
....long story short, I had them for 2yrs and desperately wanted to place them where they would get the attention they deserve so I did things by the book and tried it their way. I had each adopter send in applications stating what pups, how many, where they were going, that they would be pets only, had been vet checked, quarantined for 2yrs, would be transported in a secure crate and would permanently stay at said address. Well, after they knew the whereabouts of these good hearted people and how many dogs they currently had, 3 months later we got their reply which was a big fat "NO"! They stated the pd's were to never leave my home alive and if they did it would only be to have them euthanasied, checked by a vet or donated to rapture rescue as live food (yeah, like that would ever happen!
. I tried to do things their way, but it didn't go well for anyone. Now they know too much, who has how many and where they live. The very best thing is to not say anything to anyone!
. If they don't know anything then they have no reason to do anything. I'm saying break the law
, but ban or no ban people are gonna do what their gonna do. There are no prairie dog cops patrolling the streets and searching cars for dogs and many states could care less. My state does not even know about the ban nor do they care or want to get involved with any exotics. If the shelter here gets a call about a prairie dog they advise the owner to place an ad in the newspaper or seek a local rescue. Since 03 there have been 4 pd's up for sale in our newspaper. The FDA knows people are going to move pd's, but they'd rather not know about it. When it comes to an animal that can change your entire life for the better, there's nothing that could stop that desire especially when it's worth the risk. Prairie dogs are almost like an addiction to drugs. Now even with the "war on drugs" being a high priority, it still doesn't stop people from buying, selling and using. The law enforcement are looking for people transporting drugs, not harmless little ground squirrels. Every year pups are caught instead of being killed, placed in homes all over the US and it will continue for as long as people love prairie dogs. But,
if you take anything from this post let it be to "KEEP QUIET" tell no one and lay low! If you need to talk you're
to call anytime day or night . God Bless!!!