We felt it was time for news about some of the pets who’ve travelled with us recently: rabbits, cats and puppies — and 24 show pigeons!
We were also pleased to receive welcome news about past passenger Emilio.
Mash, Raisin and Popcorn, 3 rabbits from South Africa to the UK
With the help of Dominyc at Animal Travel, this splendid trio of rabbits flew from Cape Town to Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport, where our courier Ryan was waiting to collect them. He drove them the last leg of their journey from the Netherlands to the UK for a reunion with owner Laura. Once the rabbits were settled in, Laura wrote to us and to Dominyc saying:
“A very big thank you for getting my babies home to me safe and sound! It was a very long 6 months but we are all so, so happy to be together again, and it wouldn’t have been possible without your continuous efforts! I will be forever grateful for you reuniting me with my family.”
Mary, Mungo and Midge, 3 cats from Brighton to Italy
Courier Ricardo made a dedicated trip to transport Corinne and Amanda’s fabulous felines from the UK to their new home in Italy.
Wilf, a puppy from the UK to France
Courier Shane collected gorgeous Border Collie pup Wilf from Christie in Leicestershire, and delivered him to Christie’s mum Helen in Brittany.
Bert and Ernie, 2 puppies from France to the UK
On his way back to the UK, courier Shane had these two puppies for company. They’re a handsome pair of Grand Basset Griffon Vendéens, who travelled from their breeder in Finistère to Lorna and Simon in Essex.
24 show pigeons from Spain to the UK, heading for Australia
Courier Paul travelled to Spain to collect 24 show pigeons from their breeders who are regarded as world class. Their ultimate destination is Darwin, Australia, where competitive pigeon fancier Stuart is waiting for them. Before they’re allowed to head to Australia, the birds will quarantine with a pigeon expert in Folkestone.
And finally, news about Emilio
Darling Siamese cross Emilio travelled with us about a year ago from Lisbon in Portugal to Yorkshire. The circumstances of his relocation were rather sad: he moved to the UK with Rachael when her partner Rob tragically died from a brain tumour.
Rachael’s mum Linda, who organised Emilio’s move, very thoughtfully contacted us recently to update us on Emilio and send a photo. In her email Linda said:
“I just wanted to thank you again for all you did for Emilio when you managed to get him back to Yorkshire for us, from his former home in Lisbon last October. He has settled very well and now lives quite happily with our two other cats. For an older, rescue cat (we think he’s 12) who has always lived as a house cat, he has discovered the garden and loves it. He doesn’t go far, but he likes to climb the odd tree and wander along the walls. It made such a difference to us all, but especially my daughter, that we managed to get him back.”