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Looking for a home for 2 cats.

July 28th, 2005, 08:23 AM
A friend of mine is looking for a temporary home for her 2 cats from August 15, 2005 to May 31, 2006. She will be travelling to England and can not take them with her (not to mention there is a 6 month quarantine period).

One is long hair tabby, fixed, declawed female, 4 years old.

Second is short haired black & white, fixed, declawed male, 4 years old (?)

If you know of anyone in the Ottawa area who might be interested, please let me know.

I will post pictures when I get them

July 28th, 2005, 02:29 PM
That's almost a year living in "temporary home". :eek:

BTW, Canada is exempt from the 6-month mandatory quarantine period.

July 28th, 2005, 02:41 PM
I have already asked her what happens if the person who has her cats wants to keep them after the 9 months. She basically told me that if she knew they were in a loving home, she might be able to let them go but for now, she wants it to be only temporary.

She told me that her grandmother might be able to take one but I hate to see them go there because 3 of her animals have gotten hit by a car there (dog, cat & rabbit).

I really don't want to get into a discussion about that though. I am just trying to help her find a loving home for them to go to.

July 28th, 2005, 03:28 PM
I don't want to pass judgement just yet, but wouldn't it be easier to take the cats with her to England rather than looking for another home, temp or perm? She only needs to fly them on either Air Canada or British Airway, there are a few other authorized airlines as well. She can even carry-on the kennel with her to cabin if her 2 cats can fit into one kennel that comforms to the carry-on luggage limitation.

If she's my friend, that's what I'd be advising her, no offence.

July 28th, 2005, 03:55 PM
Agree that pets should be relocated to England. Nymph, when I did my research re transporting a small dog in cabin, Air Canada stated they allowed in - subject to etc. etc. but British Airways advised no pets in cabin. Period. That may have changed in the 2 years since I checked, but somehow I doubt it.

July 29th, 2005, 11:40 AM
Nymph: Thanks for the info about Canada being exempt from the quarantine period. I told her that last night so she is now looking into being able to take them with her. She didn't know that and well, I have never been outside of Canada so I have had no reason to research it.

I honestly hope that she finds a new perm home for them because she doesn't seem to be the most responsible person with her animals. She lets the cats out loose eventhough the neighbours have complained and she has had several animals hit by cars in the past. You would think that you would learn after the first accident. She says that because they are llicensed then they are allowed loose. Who cares about that, there are cars on the road that drive really fast. I just know that with my animals, they are always tied when outside, ALWAYS. I would never take the risk, but that's just me.

July 29th, 2005, 11:56 AM
SnowDancer: it's possible that British Airway still doesn't allow pets in cabin, I don't know, I only researched Air Canada. The regulation is, the kennel must be small enough to be placed under the seat, and that the animals must stay inside the kennel at all times. It's still a lot better than putting them in baggage compartment, but for large pet owners, this may not be an option.

Grover4: Canada is the first country to being exempted from UK's mandatory quarantine. I'm glad your friend is looking into relocating the cats to UK with her. She may not be the best care-taker for her cats, but at least that's still 2 more cats off the streets. It's very nice of you to help your friend out, perhaps she only needs to be further educated on some pet issues.

July 29th, 2005, 12:03 PM
Shw won't be able to take two cats in the cabin tho - even on Air Canada. One yes but not two. Unless she can get someone with her to take the other one. The rule is one cat or small animal per passenger.