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post #1 of 28
Thread Starter 
Jake, out of the blue decided that we would go back home to NZ in August, 2004. I am already stressed thinking about the flights, costs, what to move to NZ and the cats. My dad upset me tonight by saying that I should leave the cats behind and get some new ones in NZ. He doesnt understand how attached I am to Peedoodle and Kahu. I am just worrying myself sick with all this stuff, will we have enough money, will the cats be able to come to NZ? It should be a happy moment but I feel so stressed.

Just had to vent. Thanks.
post #2 of 28
Kell that's great that you are going home though- isn't that what you've always wanted? I can give you an email of a gal that transports cats all over the world with her air cargo company. She will be able to help you with all your questions about how to go about this easily.

It will all work out, don't stress about it-
post #3 of 28
I hope it all works out for you.
post #4 of 28
Thread Starter 
Oh yeah, it is the best thing for me, but the stressful part is the money, etc. I get stressed easily when I worry. I would love the contact details of this woman. Oh gosh, I am going to start crying. You are a blessing.
post #5 of 28
Check your PM's
post #6 of 28
The cool thing is, Kellye, that even when you go, you'll still be right here!
post #7 of 28
Try to relax. Things will work out.

I've got a big move in July so that I finally finish my studies. It's stressing me out big time especially with the kitties. Plan for little goals at a time for the overall bigger picture. It makes things a lot simpler.
post #8 of 28
Hey Kellye, not exactly sure why Jake wants to shift there earlier than expected... surely things would work themselves out. there must be a way to work it out. talk to me if you need somebody to talk to. you know where you can get me.
post #9 of 28
Thread Starter 
Kate, I know why Jake wants to move earlier...and that is all fine, but the planning part is what gets to me
post #10 of 28
Kellye - just think of spending time with your son and being home. Keep that in clear focus and everything else will fall into place! Good luck. Maybe to save some money cut back on the vegamite ordering until you can get it there!
post #11 of 28
Thread Starter 
We definitely cannot afford to take the cats home, its going to cost approx $5000 all together, money that we do not have. I am NOT taking them to a shelter, I am going to have to find them a new home. Oh god, I can't stop crying.
post #12 of 28
Kellye, there has to be a way you can take them with you. What is involved in the $5000? Are there ways you can save money? Let's all brainstorm and see what we can come up with.
(((((((hugs)))))))))))
post #13 of 28
Thread Starter 
Approx $2800 are for the shipping costs. That does not include quarantine which will cost over a thousand for 30 days, and there are the vet fees.

this is from an email I was sent:

Total costs would probably run in the $2700-2800 range, not including
costs of permits, vet work for tests for rabies titer tests, or the
quarantine costs upon arrival.
post #14 of 28
Yowza! That is a ton of money!
post #15 of 28
Thread Starter 
Yeah Hissy. I just wanted to say thanks for giving me that woman's contact details, but there is just no way we can take them, unless we win the lottery. I guess that means it is time to start looking for new homes for them. oh god, it hurts.
post #16 of 28
http://usembassy.state.gov/nassau/wwwhpet_travel.html

This might be helpful? Can you take them on the plane with you?
post #17 of 28
post #18 of 28
Thread Starter 
I will look into it, Thank you Sue for the links, I will ask the airlines and the customs agent if it is possible.
post #19 of 28
OMG Kellye!! (((((((((((((HUGS))))))))))))))))) I hope and pray that you will be able to figure something out to bring them with you. Try not to panic yet, there are always more options to explore...
post #20 of 28
http://www.jet-a-pet.com/

This one looks good, and comprehensive!
post #21 of 28
Thread Starter 
Just talked with Jake, he does not want to subject them to a long flight in which they could be very stressed out. The process takes 4-6 months to get the permits which means we do not have long and I just cannot get the money in such a short time. *sigh*

I have to start searching for a new home for them, and its going to be tough because I want them to have a good home.
post #22 of 28
Kellye,
I'm so sorry.
I hope that by a miracle there'll be some way to take them with you. If not, I'll send lots of prayers for you to find them a fabulous home.
(((hugs)))
post #23 of 28
Kellye, don't despair quite yet. Check out the airlines, including foreign, i.e., non-U.S., carriers, as they don't seem to have as many restrictions. There may be a way to work this out. Here in Germany, people often give pig figures for good luck on New Year's Day: here's one for you!
post #24 of 28
Kellye, don't despair quite yet. Check out the airlines, including foreign, i.e., non-U.S., carriers, as they don't seem to have as many restrictions. There may be a way to work this out. Here in Germany, people often give pig figures for good luck on New Year's Day: here's one for you!
post #25 of 28
Perhaps you could place them temporarily with a trusted friend until you figure out a way (or raise the funds) to ship them to your new home??
post #26 of 28
I hope you can work things out with your kitties. I can't imagine having to think about leaving my babies behind so I can only begin to realize how you're feeling. ((((mykiwigurl))))
post #27 of 28
Thread Starter 
Thanks...i checked with air nz and they do not accept pets as carry on in international flights. If i have to find them a new home, im going to have to start now, there is no one here i trust enough to take care of them til i have enough money and that wouldnt be for years. i am so upset, i am so scared...i cant stop crying..i am going to miss them so much...
post #28 of 28
I can understand you beeing stressed! All the movement things will work out fine, I am sure! It will be great for you to get back home to NZ.
But about the kittÃ:censor:es, why is the transportations so expensive?
I would be ok with leaving Feykirófa in a good home with someone I knew, so I could keep contact, but I just could not part from Pollýanna, I would look for every option. Has any of the links helped you to get a cheaper transprt? I really hope you will be able to take them with you, its not like you leave your car and get a new one, once you are in another place.
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