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Question:
Can I have a pet in my government furnished quarters?

Answer:
Pets are generally allowed in government furnished quarters although some restrictions may apply in terms of the number of pets and type of animals allowed. Check with your military community's housing office for more information. Note that in most cases, temporary lodging accommodations do not allow pets.

Question:
What kind of care is provided by the Veterinary Services on-post?

Answer:
Veterinarians fall under the medical command and are responsible for food safety and quality assurance; zoonotic disease control and prevention; medical research and development; and medical care for all government owned animals. They often provide services to pets owned by service members such as immunizations, check-ups, registration, and basic veterinary treatment.

Question:
What kind of services do the Military Police offer in terms of animal control?

Answer:
The purpose of the Animal Control section of the Military Police is to secure domesticated stray or wild animals in the geographic area of the military community. They also respond to cases regarding animal neglect or abuse, animal attacks or bites on humans or other animals, and work with the garrison commander to ensure residents obey the installation’s pet ownership policies.

Question:
Where can I find information about caring for a pet?

Answer:
You can often get pet care information from the pet store or animal shelter where you obtained your pet. There are also a number of books and videos on this subject that you can find in libraries, book stores and pet stores. Your veterinarian can also provide assistance, especial on questions specific to your pet.

Question:
Where can I go for assistance when relocating with a pet?

Answer:
Your local Transportation Office can assist you with any restrictions there might be regarding relocating pets to your new location such as quarantines or required vaccinations. Your veterinarian can also provide you with tips on traveling with your pet. If your new assignment requires air travel, check with an airline representative about their rules regarding pet travel.

Question:
Why do some homeowners require a "Pet Deposit" from their renters?

Answer:
Some home owners require a Pet Deposit from their renters to help cover any future damage the renter's pet may cause during the term of the lease. It also serves as an incentive to the renter to supervise the pet's activities so no damage occurs and he/she can have the deposit can be returned upon termination of the lease.
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