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ive@karsiyaka



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Message Posted:
04/08/2008 09:29

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hI aLL,



can anyone tell me the implications and costs of taking a cat to the Trnc from the Uk?



Ive.



Laptalocal


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04/08/2008 13:05

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Hi Ive, I brought my 3 cats over from the UK. The company I used are called Animal Airlines tel: 01625 827414 or info@animalairlines.co.uk and they were really good.



There is a quite a procedure (!), but it's reasonably straight forward. First of all, the cat has to be micro-chipped, then it has to be given its rabies jabs (and other vacs). Then a blood test has to be done (a month later if I recall correctly) and if this is all ok a pet passport will be issued. Once you have this, you have to apply to DEFRA in the UK for an Export licence and also to the Vet Dept here in Lefkosia (tel: 0542 8511 948) for an import licence (they give you an approval no. that is needed for your Defra docs). Once you have this, then the cat has to be checked by a UK vet within 24 hrs of flying and he/she then completes the paperwork which then accompanies the cat. When it arrives at Ercan, you have to pay a small fee at the airport and they then contact the quarantine office in Lefkosia who come and collect it. Despite the pet passport, the cat has to stay in quarantine for up to 6 wks, but its not usually this long. A small fee is then payable to the Quarantine kennels once the cat is released. Obv things may have changed a bit since I brought mine in, but if you check with your vet and also Animal Airlines, they can give you up to date info and prices!



fire starter


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04/08/2008 13:09

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if you go to the defra website it will give you all the help you need



ive@karsiyaka



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Message Posted:
04/08/2008 16:37

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THANKS FOR YOUR ADVISE ITS ACTUALLY MY MUM THAT WANTS TO BRING A CAT WITH HER WHEN SHE RETIRES TO THE TRNC IN FEBRUARY.



SHE HAS A BRITISH BLUE THANKS AGAIN I WILL PASS THE INFO ON.



REGARDS IVE.



aslan


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Message Posted:
04/08/2008 17:51

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If like the couple who boarded a flight with only four of their five children, I would seriuosly consider putting the cat in a comfprtable flight bag and just bringing it over without informing Tom, Dick or Harry of your motives.



Its been done before you know!



meddmale


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Message Posted:
04/08/2008 23:23

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Hi



We brought our 2 cats over earlier this year



They need to have petís passports and the required checks as will as the DEFRA forms completed and veterinary checks these forms have to be returned to DEFRA completed



We used large plastic cat baskets bought from Argos for the air flight and the cats are checked in last thing at the airport



KTHY have one plane that can take pets in the hold (fitted with heating) check with them as to costs



On arrival they will go in to quarantine in Lefcosa for two weeks (for which you pay a small amount) during which you will need to go and feed them daily as the quarantine kennels donít



Hope this helps



stellasstar1



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05/08/2008 10:31

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HI,

I bought my 5 maine coons over from England with air pets who were fantastic. Really looked after them well, and when I said one of my cats suffers from claustrophobia they gave him an extra large carrier for the same price. You might wonder how I know this(claustrophobia), so please don't even ask!!!! The quarantine isn't that bad either. But a word of advice, is put loads of salt around the edges of the enclosure to keep the slugs away from the food,. I did that and also asked the guy who works their not to hose the pens out each day, I cleaned them myself, otherwise all the salt gets washed away.

I know it's different for the dogs as they need washing through each day, but as cats use their litter trays, I can't see the point of getting everything soaking wet. Good luck with the move.



limony777


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Message Posted:
17/09/2008 09:44

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Hi you can find all the info needed including a walk through here http://groups.msn.com/NORTHERNCYPRUSPETS



matula


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Message Posted:
17/09/2008 12:56

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why bother, there are more than enough roaming around already!



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