Should my friend ship her cats to Dubai?
August 11, 2012 3:45 PM Subscribe
Moving cats from New York to Dubai - advice?
posted by bunderful to pets & animals (13 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
A friend is moving from New York to Dubai in a couple of weeks. She has two lovely cats who have been with her for 10 years, since they were kittens. She's considering having them shipped but very concerned about the hazards of shipping, enough so that she's considering re-homing the cats, although that would be very sad and difficult.
Has anyone successfully shipped cats via airline, particularly overseas?
Can anyone speak to the potential of the cats dying or suffering during flight?
Is the potential trauma of shipping greater or lesser than the potential trauma of adjusting to a new owner?
If she does decide to ship, what should she be aware of?
Are there other good alternatives that haven't been considered here? Her budget is about 2000 USD (1000 per cat).