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Couple travels 4000 miles for kitten!

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What a great story

http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/30793162?GT1=43001
post #2 of 7
Wow! that is awesoome! I just posted yesterday about a woman and her family wanting to adopt one of our rescues, she is in Canada and I am in NC! I am concerned about rehoming a cat that far away, and I thought it was some kind of joke or scam maybe the lady was serious!
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It is great, but all that money that they've spent on quarantine etc... could have helped some shelters out, not to mention theres plenty of poor cats that need adopting here as well

Still, it's their money
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Wow! That's amazing! Why Clare County, Michigan??? He's not a purebred or anything.... that is odd. That shelter is jammed and high-kill. I agree with Susan... why not save a moggie in London?

Anyway, it is a lovely story with a happy ending!
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I think sometimes you see a cat, and you just know that it is meant to be YOUR cat!!! I know with all my cats we connected! and I love them like they are my kids!!!
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Originally Posted by Rosiemac View Post
It is great, but all that money that they've spent on quarantine etc... could have helped some shelters out, not to mention theres plenty of poor cats that need adopting here as well

Still, it's their money
I agree. Adopt locally. If you have money to burn donate it to a local shelter.
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Hi,

here in Germany that isn't so unsusal . As there are no kill shelters in Germany cat lovers have taken to adopting cats and dogs from other countries that sadly do have kill facilities. Most animals come from Italy, France and Spain with more and more animals coming from Hungary, Poland and Turky. Some animals even come from Egypt.

Usually the rescue centre will try to find a holiday maker that will take the cat or dog back to Germany with them on their return flight. The animal is both brought to and picked up at the air port by a member of the rescue centre. If the animal is arriving at an air port thats too far way from the new home a transport chain is organized over a cat lovers forum, with different members transporting the cat for a part of the way.

It can take 2 week or several months untill a flight can be found for an animal, so some cat lovers just can't wait and then simply hop on a plane to pick up their animal themselves while enjoying a weekend break abroad.

Some German shelters will also take in animals from abroad if they have the capacity to do so. Some animals are also privately fostered in Germany before they are adopted out.

Before the cat is adopted out the new home is visited and evaluated. As the new home often isn't near the German head quarters of the rescue organisation it is very common to ask other rescue organisations to help out by sending someone to have a look at the new home. This can also be an person from the cat forum who isn't connected to a rescue centre but who frequently does visits in his or her area on demand.

On our German forum there are dozens of people who have cats from abroad .

Here's the main web site dedicated to the adoption of animals from foreign countries, though you will also find some cats from German shelters there.

http://zergportal.de/baseportal/tiere/Katze_Co


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