As couriers J and M were leaving Croatia, courier Gwen set off from the UK. The two Animalcouriers vans met up in Bologna in Italy.
Couriers J and M transferred the five hounds from Croatia to courier Gwen for their onward journey to the UK. Courier Gwen, meanwhile, handed couriers J and M two Lurchers, Jim and Weasel, who had travelled with her from the UK. The dogs’ final destination is Crete. Yes, that’s right. From Italy, Couriers J and M were heading to Greece. We’ll tell you about that trip separately. But first, meet the pets who travelled with courier Gwen.
Jim and Weasel
Lovely Lurchers Jim and Weasel belong to Helen and David. We collected them from Burntwood Kennels, then travelled with them via Eurotunnel to Italy. The dogs enjoyed the beautiful Alpine scenery along the way.
About 10 days ago, couriers J and M met gorgeous ginger tabby Alf in Catania, Sicily. He was due to fly with courier Mike to Paris Charles de Gaulle airport, and continue his trip to the UK from there by road.
However, Alf couldn’t be accepted onto the flight because the handlers in Rome were unable to accommodate him. So couriers J and M dashed back inside the departures hall to retrieve Alf from courier Mike. As couriers J and M were about to head off to Malta, they returned Alf to Shauna, who had been looking after him on behalf of owner Anna and family.
On their way back from Malta, couriers J and M collected Alf from Shauna and took him with them to Italy, where they entrusted him to Rosella, a cat sitter in Florence.
On her way back to the UK, courier Gwen stopped by to collect Alf from Rosella. At last he was on his way to be reunited with his family in Hampshire!
Super Labrador Bob belongs to Christine and Peter. We collected him in Barga, Italy, for his journey to Yorkshire. He’s a lively fellow who loves his walks and was very obedient about jumping in and out of the van.
Pomeranian Panda joined us in Switzerland. This well loved little cutie travelled with us to London.
Aretha, Princess, Maxi, Luka and Lola
These five hounds from Croatia enjoyed the journey from Italy with courier Gwen. They spent a night in the French Alps, staying near Geneva, then motored on to Calais the next day. On reaching the UK, they received very warm welcomes from their new families and hosts. Annie, one of the UK volunteers who helped organise the dogs’ transport, wrote to say:
“Thank you and your team for all your hard work. Not only did you deliver them safely, but they were all remarkably happy and bright! It’s obvious they have been well cared for. Thank you!”