Amber Heard will appear in court over Australia dogs incident

Amber Heard will make an unforeseen visit back to Australia after a recent stop in Queensland to meet husband Johnny Depp, who is filming the fifth instalment of Pirates of the Caribbean. The Magic Mike XXL actress has received a summons from the Department of Agriculture to appear in court after she reportedly entered the country illegally without clearing her two Yorkshire terriers, Boo and Pistol.

CLICK ON PHOTOS FOR FULL GALLERYAmber Heard had to take her pet dogs out of Australia after failing to comply with quarantine laws

If the charges stand the 29-year-old star, who married Johnny, in February could incur a £172,000 fine or face ten years in jail.

At the time in typically blunt speaking Aussie manner Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce said he didn’t care if Johnny had once been voted Sexiest Man Alive, quarantine laws had to be enforced. He ordered the couple to fly their pets out of the country on pain of having them put down.

The couple travelled by private jet to Queensland where Johnny is filming Pirates of the Caribbean

Amber’s parents accompanied Boo and Pistol back to the States a few days later .

Asked how her pets were faring one month on, she quipped: “I have a feeling we’re going to avoid the land Down Under from now on, just as much as we can, thanks to certain politicians there.

“I guess everyone tries to go for their 15 minutes, including some government officials.”

Following the run in with the authorities, Johnny tried to put the episode behind them by visiting a children’s hospital dressed as his Jack Sparrow character.

The 52-year-old, who arrived at the Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital by helicopter, went from ward to ward surprising the children and handing out gold. One of the delighted children he met was seven-year-old Max Bennett, who suffers from a rare neurological disorder and has been in hospital for over a month.

“He was going from room to room seeing all the kids who couldn’t get out of bed,” Max’s mom Rachel told ABC Australia of the star’s visit. "We waited out of the front of one of the rooms, and he came up to us and had a really good chat to Max."

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