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Old 12-31-2006, 12:27 PM
 
Location: Portland, OR
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Driving from Austin, TX to Raleigh in a couple of weeks. Do I need to know anything special about crossing the state line, i.e., can I take a live plant; can we have fruit, and do I need some kind of health certificate for my cat? I think I read that somewhere, but can't seem to locate where at this point. Thanks for any advice anyone might have.

Can you tell that I have always lived in boarder states, (AZ and TX), where you might be inspected prior to crossing state lines?
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Old 12-31-2006, 12:36 PM
 
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You have been inspected when crossign state lines? Is that a joke . I have never heard of such a thing. I understand inspections when crossing borders from other countries but state lines? That is just hard to believe. I have driven to Texas before and never saw such a thing. Don't know how that could even happen.
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Old 12-31-2006, 01:10 PM
 
Location: Cary NC
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ive been all up and down the east coast, and midwest, and NEVER seen any kind of inspection whatsoever between states. Canada, and mexico yes, but you should never see it between states.
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Old 12-31-2006, 02:02 PM
 
Location: Wake Forest
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Driving from Austin, TX to Raleigh in a couple of weeks. Do I need to know anything special about crossing the state line, i.e., can I take a live plant; can we have fruit, and do I need some kind of health certificate for my cat? I think I read that somewhere, but can't seem to locate where at this point. Thanks for any advice anyone might have.

Can you tell that I have always lived in boarder states, (AZ and TX), where you might be inspected prior to crossing state lines?
There are inspections between states in this country???? OH MY! I never knew that. (I've mostly travelled in the Eastern half, Canada and Europe, never out West.)

No, you don't need any of that to come into NC.

The only concern would be in you are transporting firearms. Some states do have different laws that is you get pulled over you want to be in compliance with....but the rest of us don't deal with state to state checkpoints.

Wow....I can only imagine the howl that would set off.....lol....several folks at work in in VA and work in NC. I can only imagine how p'od they'd be having to have an inspection everytime they crossed the border!
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Old 12-31-2006, 02:25 PM
 
Location: Portland, OR
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What a relief, and I really didn't think that there would be a problem, although I did read somewhere about the Health Certificate for any animals - I guess I won't worry about it. The boarders from CA to AZ, don't allow fruit; the boarder from AZ to TX, sometimes they can flag cars and while checking for illegals, will ask about plants coming into TX from either AZ or CA. Granted usually these stops are only for truckers ... Thanks again for the insight - didn't mean to worry anyone! Happy New Year!
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Old 12-31-2006, 04:28 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, North Carolina
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You have been inspected when crossign state lines? Is that a joke . I have never heard of such a thing. I understand inspections when crossing borders from other countries but state lines? That is just hard to believe. I have driven to Texas before and never saw such a thing. Don't know how that could even happen.
I live in Murrieta, CA about 1 hour North of the Mexican boarder. We have a check point on the highway going north right by Murrieta, to check for Illegal aliens.
Coming home from the Colorado River in Arizonia, we have to be stopped to be inspected for fruits and what nots because It is very close to the Mexican boarder.
Texas is the same way. Border towns have that to deal with.
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Old 12-31-2006, 05:14 PM
 
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but you should never see it between states.
In Northern California there is a check point. You can't carry fruit or maybe certain fruits across the state line. (They are trying to limit the number of bugs that may infect their crops). However, the Northern Cali check points are not always manned.... just a big sign. I think they are using their dollars on the So. Cali ck points which have a dual purpose.

The cat thing is a good question though. I doubt there is a check point coming into NC. But there might be some sort of obscure pet law. Maybe contact a Raleigh Vet.

Good luck on your trip to NC. Safe Travels!
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Old 12-31-2006, 06:30 PM
 
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There are two that I know of: Mexico and Canada. Mexico's inspection is very strict and Canada isn't too bad. As for the USA, there aren't any inspection UNLESS you drive a tractor trailer/big commericial truck.
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Old 01-01-2007, 11:36 AM
 
Location: Wake Forest
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There are two that I know of: Mexico and Canada. Mexico's inspection is very strict and Canada isn't too bad. As for the USA, there aren't any inspection UNLESS you drive a tractor trailer/big commericial truck.
Haven't been through Canada lately? It's a PIA these day....at least at the bridge going to Windsor.
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Old 01-01-2007, 01:54 PM
 
Location: Wake Forest NC
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Before we moved here from NY I asked the vet for a health certificate for our dog, having read up on the regulations & all that.
He chucked but gave it to me.
Seems people travelling by plane must have them but not those travelling by car, or perhaps there is just no enforcement when you relocate by car (thank goodness!)
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