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Two cats flying to Italy, nine dogs flying from Greece to the UK

Courier J accompanied two cats flying to Italy from the UK. She then boarded another flight to Athens, where she met up with courier M and nine dogs flying from Greece to the UK. Misty and Ghost A gorgeous pair of cats, Misty and Ghost homeboarded with Animalcouriers before flying to Puglia in Italy. Following a health check at the vet, they travelled to London Heathrow with courier J and flew with her as baggage. Check-in at Heathrow was at 4.30 in the morning! Here's Misty having a good look around. Wide awake also, here's Ghost [...]

By |2018-05-08T09:11:43+00:00Monday, May 7, 2018|animal rescue, pet air travel, pet transport|15 Comments

Cats and dogs relocating from Greece to the UK

Couriers Marc and Matthew travelled with a fine passenger list of cats and dogs relocating from Greece to the UK. Zorro, Spots and Stripes This splendid feline trio belong to Edith — the whole family has swapped the island of Lesvos for Deal, in Kent. Spots not too keen to show his face The well-named Stripes Jose We collected Labrador cross Jose from Giorgos in Athens. He travelled with us to join Nancy in Cardiff. Handsome hound Jose Here he is, all settled in for the trip Bizoux Bizoux, a Griffon, is [...]

By |2018-03-27T11:44:45+00:00Tuesday, March 27, 2018|animal rescue, pet travel by road, pet travel by sea|22 Comments

Road trip from Greece with UK-bound cats and dogs

While couriers J and M accompanied six dogs on their flights from Greece, couriers Marc and Matthew made the road trip from Greece with UK-bound cats and dogs. They stopped off in Italy to collect their final passengers. Harrison and Sheba This fabulous feline duo travelled with us from Athens to Plymouth. Harrison has splendid tabby markings (Sheba was camera shy!) Baby, Little Lady, Abigail and Cleo The four gorgeous rescue hounds were sponsored by the Starlight Barking Trust. We delivered them to the Manchester Dog Café for assessment, followed by rehoming. The café is doing great work [...]

By |2018-02-14T15:06:54+00:00Wednesday, February 14, 2018|animal rescue, pet transport, pet travel by road|22 Comments

13 dogs rescued from a South Korean dog meat farm

Earlier in January Animalcouriers helped out at the UK end of the trip for 13 dogs rescued from a South Korean dog meat farm by the UK arm of animal protection charity Humane Society International (HSI). HSI travelled to South Korea in December, accompanied by Pete Wicks from The Only Way is Essex, to bring about the charity's 10th dog meat farm closure. The closure saved 170 dogs from being killed and eaten, and took the total number of dogs saved by HSI to more than 1,200. The closures take place in partnership with the dog farmers themselves, who are eager to leave [...]

By |2018-01-16T15:23:43+00:00Tuesday, January 16, 2018|animal rescue, pet air travel|31 Comments

East Surrey Badger Protection Society released its 200th orphaned badger cub

Animalcouriers sponsored the transport and container costs when the East Surrey Badger Protection Society released its 200th orphaned badger cub. The event took place shortly before Christmas last year, and marked a significant milestone in a badger release programme that started some 15 years ago. The society works with project partner Wildlife Aid in Leatherhead. Raymond Ings, chair of the society and Animalcouriers' courier R, explains: "Working with Wildlife Aid, we are able to give these badgers that have had a difficult start in life a second chance. 2017 proved to be a bumper crop with a record 18 badgers [...]

By |2018-01-13T17:56:53+00:00Saturday, January 13, 2018|animal rescue|11 Comments

Winnie, Bob, Maisie, Smudge and Eric flying from Greece

As part of our contingent of 30+ pets travelling to the UK, these four puppies and one older dog are flying from Greece. Accompanied by courier Becca, they took off from Athens airport and landed at Paris Charles de Gaulle, where Courier Valerie was waiting to take them the rest of the way via Eurotunnel. Winnie, Bob, Maisie and Smudge These four puppies are 17 weeks old and growing fast. Left in a dustbin near Athens, they were lucky enough to be found before it was too late, and taken to the vet. With vaccinations and pet passports all sorted, [...]

Over 30 dogs and cats travelling from Greece to the UK

Animalcouriers is transporting over 30 dogs and cats travelling from Greece to the UK — one of the biggest transports we've organised. Why are so many pets travelling in November? Many of them are summer holiday romances and rescues adopted by holidaymakers during August and September. They've been waiting for puppies to be old enough to travel, or for pet passports to be ready. Naturally, everyone wants to be together for Christmas! Five couriers convened in Greece at the start of this mammoth trip. Couriers Matthew and Huw are setting off by road with 17 cats and dogs. They'll collect [...]

By |2017-11-27T18:27:40+00:00Sunday, November 26, 2017|animal rescue, pet transport|34 Comments

UK-bound pets from Greece, Madeira, Portugal, Spain and France

Couriers J and Matthew added pets from Madeira, Portugal, Spain and France to their recent return journey from Greece. As soon as they reached the UK, happy reunions began. Anouk Charming French Bulldog Anouk flew with her owner from Funchal, Madeira to Lisbon in Portugal, where she joined our road trip to the UK. Anouk, a very settled passenger, is travelling all the way to Inverness in Scotland. Anouk out walking at our hotel in Tours Ollie Ollie and his family have been living in Lagos, Portugal, for some years, but now it's time to return to the [...]

Meet 12 dogs travelling from Greece

Animalcouriers are on their way to the UK with 12 dogs travelling from Greece. Billy Billy hails from Kozani in northern Greece. This big strong fellow, who is also a real softie, and has a foster home waiting for him in the UK. Handsome Billy Peaches Peaches, in contrast, is our smallest traveller, but makes up for her diminutive size with a big personality. Raised by Rebecca of Lesvos Stray Dog and Cat Adoptions, Peaches is on her way to a foster home in Manchester, where would-be adopters will doubtless flock to her. Scrumptious little Peaches Robbie [...]

By |2017-11-01T15:25:32+00:00Wednesday, November 1, 2017|animal rescue, looking for a forever home|11 Comments

Introducing our UK-bound passengers from Greece

We met up with a gorgeous group of cats and dogs, our UK-bound passengers travelling from Greece. It was a glorious morning in Glyfada (a suburb of Athens), as pets and their owners started to assemble round our van Tiggs, Simba, Widdle Puss, Lexey and Jelly This fantastically named fivesome belong to David and Gay. All the cats attached themselves to David and Gay while they were living on the island of Skiathos. Now it's time to return to the UK, and all the cats are going too. Our friend Akis, pet taxi driver extraordinaire, collected the cats [...]

By |2017-10-06T10:07:38+00:00Friday, October 6, 2017|animal rescue, pet travel by road|20 Comments
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