Is it cruel to move pets internationally?
June 27, 2010 3:04 PM Subscribe
I'm moving to the Netherlands from Australia in October, and debating whether I should bring my cat. We'll be returning to Australia in two years. Anyone have any experience of moving cats overseas?
posted by nerdfish to Pets & Animals (12 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I'm mostly concerned that such a move would be cruel to my cat. He gets quite distressed whenever I put him in a carrier just to take him to the vet. I'm leaning towards taking him because he's, well, my cat, and I really believe it's important to honour the commitment you make when you get a pet, and also because I think I'll miss the furry little bastard too much if I leave him behind.
Also, if you have moved a pet overseas, how did you do it? Did you do it through a pet transportation agency? How did they fare?
I'm also aware that Australia's quarantine regulations are very strict, but he'll only have to stay in quarantine for 30 days when we get back into the country.