Important Update on USA Federal Action

June 16, 2021

The United States Centers for Disease Control (CDC) announced that, as of July 14, 2021, they are temporarily suspending the importation of dogs from 113 countries classified as high risk for dog rabies.* The list includes China. The CDC announced that this ban may last one year. We understand that this is a projection and subject to change.


To determine The Flying Dog Foundation’s next steps, we discussed options with the leaders of our USA rescue partners and Kerry Lawrence, leader of Candy's Hound Rescue International (CHRI) in the UK. The majority of dogs flown to our USA rescue partners are CHRI dogs. Here’s how we’ll proceed while the CDC’s ban is in operation:


  • Funds The Flying Dog Foundation has on hand and raised thru July 31, 2021 are earmarked for the North American transport of greyhounds and other dogs rescued from the meat trade. When transports resume, the funds will be awarded in the form of grants to our USA rescue partners.

  • In general, funds raised August 1, 2021 and until further notice will be awarded in the form of grants to help offset transport expenses for greyhounds, and sometimes other dogs, rescued from the meat trade and flown to the UK.

  • If, during the ban, the CDC makes exceptions for meat trade survivor dogs to be transported to the USA, we will look for opportunities to offset those transport expenses.


  • If, during the CDC ban, our USA rescue partners are able to transport dogs into Canada, we will look for opportunities to offset those transport expenses.


Together, we continued our work through a pandemic. We will continue to work through this new challenge, too. We will save the lives of dogs in dire circumstances. We are making a difference.
Thank you for being a part of it.