Sue and David approached us last year about transporting three street kittens they’d found in Turkey, and we booked them onto the current trip.
The kittens, now a trio of young cats, have been boarding at the Pethane Veteriner Klinigi in Bodrum. Carly, a British veterinary nurse married to one of the vets, has been looking after them, and has proved a godsend.
We were due to collect Buffy, Billie and Barbara on 8 June, but as you will know if you’re a regular reader of the Animalcouriers blog, we’ve had a few hold-ups on this trip! The cats’ Turkish export health certificates were due to expire on 16 June, and when it became clear we wouldn’t even make it to Bodrum by that date, another plan had to be found.
Carly offered to take the cats from Turkey to the Greek island of Kos, if we could find boarding for them there. L in the Animalcouriers office immediately sprang into action and found a rescue centre in the hills, behind the town of Kos, that could help.
Unfortunately Carly discovered a problem with her passport. Then the rescue centre’s vehicle wouldn’t start! More emails and phone calls followed, Carly found a friend to help, and L found a vet, Thalassinos Ioannis Ke Grigoriou Eleni Oe in Dodecanese, just a five-minute walk from the port of Kos.
When we arrived to collect them, the three cats were waiting with their bags all packed, and looks on their faces that implied, what took you so long?