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I'd like to ask you all about your experiences using courier services, if you have, or what other shipment options you've explored for getting your kittens from far away to your door. I heard things a while back about services that would involve a single person employed to transport a cat/kitten from point a to point b for $XXX.xx, someone who actually cares for the cat in transit and doesnt just chuck it in the back of a van and peel down the road..

Anyways, I have a kitten coming home to me in October, and I would like to get the shipment arranged ASAP so any suggestions of people who do this service would be great. thanks!
 

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I never used that before so I have no advice.
Cleo was shipped from Nort Carolina to California with no problems in the winter.Her breeder was very careful and cancelled two times because it was to cold.
 
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You're talking about Uship.com. I went with this option when I was unable to get off of work to fly to Kentucky to get Baldwin. We had a wonderful experience.

The gentlemen picked up my kitten around 4pm and started his travels. At 5pm, I was in a wreck and wound up in the hospital. The guy pulled over and took a 2 hour nap so that it would delay him enough for us to get home and ready for his arrival. At 6am, I got a phone call that he was in town and he delivered Baldwin at 615. I handed over the money, he handed over Baldwin and all accompanying paperwork and was on his way. The transaction took less than 10 minutes, he was a very nice guy and had nothing but good things to say about Baldwin.

You'll have to search out the right person (therefore starting ahead, as you plan to) because not everyone is suitable for the job.
 
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There are extremely good detailed articles and "comments" about Uship at the links below. Actually, they are good for any shipping that a person is considering having done, especially through the intenet.


I think that the 1st and last links are the most educational.


http://marketplace.publicradio.org/d...online-movers/


http://www.examiner.com/x-5187-Movin...e-safe--Part-I


http://www.examiner.com/x-5187-Movin...-safe--Part-II


http://www.examiner.com/x-5187-Movin...safe--Part-III


http://www.examiner.com/x-5187-Movin...t-IV?#comments


http://reloroundtable.com/blog/?p=3426


Uship's Top 100

http://www.stopillegaltrucking.com/f...php?f=31&t=688
 

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Butterball's human momma sent him to me via Continental Airlines. They have a special pet service. If it's too hot or too cold they won't send the animal. But their advertising said the animals are kept in a temperature controlled climate. It was really convenient. I picked Butterball up at the cargo area which saved me from having to go into the actual hustle and bustle of the airport. It took just a couple of minutes. I was a little worried he might get cold but he was quite comfortable. Plus he had a blanket. They do require a paper from the vet that says the animal is healthy enough to travel.

If memory serves it was a little over $200 from Pittsburgh to Dallas/Fort Worth.
 

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Cleo wa shipped from on Continental Airlines from North Carolina via Houston,Texas to Sacramento,California and there were no problems.
Her breeder called it off two times because it was to cold in North Carolina.
 
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