While one Animalcouriers trip is heading from France to the UK, a second trip is setting out from the UK to France.

Stripey is travelling with us from Wales to Toulouse. This very special passenger was originally booked to travel on one of our regular trips but was suddenly taken ill and diagnosed with a heart condition.

After a lengthy period of consultations with the vet, it was decided that Stripey could travel, but that he would special attention to ensure he arrived safely.

So we are transporting him very carefully, with lots of TLC, and so far he’s been very alert and talkative. We’re sure his owner Helen will be very relieved when he reaches his destination, which initially will be a cattery at Haumont.