animal rescue

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+00:00 Tuesday, January 16, 2018|animal rescue, pet air travel|29 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+00:00 Saturday, January 13, 2018|animal rescue|10 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+00:00 Sunday, 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 [...]

By | 2017-11-13T10:42:32+00:00 Friday, November 10, 2017|animal rescue, looking for a forever home, pet transport, reunited|9 Comments

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+00:00 Wednesday, 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+00:00 Friday, October 6, 2017|animal rescue, pet travel by road|20 Comments

When Richard met Teddy — and more about Central Bark in Manchester

Six of the dogs who recently travelled with us by air and road from Greece headed to the Central Bark Beach Dog Café in Manchester. The café works with Starlight Barking Trust and Lesvos Stray Cat and Dog Adoptions to help stray and unwanted Greek dogs find new homes in the UK. Run by Tony and Tania, the Beach Dog Café is open to anyone, and especially welcomes dog-owners and dog-lovers. It's also an opportunity for people to meet dogs, like these six, who are looking for forever homes. Tony and Tania take on a few dogs at a time, who get to enjoy all the brilliant [...]

By | 2017-06-07T13:53:00+00:00 Wednesday, June 7, 2017|animal rescue, animal shelter, looking for a forever home|22 Comments

Airlift from Greece: nine dogs going to the UK

On his way to the UK with Pipi, Boomer, Hector and Dylan, courier M dropped courier J at Milan airport to board a flight to Greece, ready to help with the airlift from Greece of nine dogs going to the UK. Three dogs travelled for the Wild at Heart Foundation. The other six went to the Central Bark Beach Dog Café in Manchester. Four are from Lesvos, and two are from Lemnos. The Starlight Barking Trust has pledged to help as many Lemnos strays as possible to find new homes. If you'd like to make a donation to support the trust's work, you can use the [...]

By | 2017-06-05T11:18:43+00:00 Thursday, June 1, 2017|animal rescue, looking for a forever home, pet air travel|17 Comments

Canine airlift from Greece to Paris, then on to the UK by road

Animalcouriers worked with local Greek welfare organisations to help arrange flights to Paris for 10 young dogs and puppies. Couriers J & M drove to Greece; while couriers Mike and Matthew left two other Animalcouriers vans at Paris Charles de Gaulle airport, before boarding a flight to Athens. Couriers Mike & Matthew then accompanied the dogs on their flight to Athens to Paris, and took them into the UK by road. Meatball and Michu This gorgeous pair of pups were discovered abandoned near a refugee camp in the Ioannina area of northern Greece. They were looked after by Matilda and Veronica, who [...]

By | 2017-03-27T15:35:18+00:00 Sunday, March 26, 2017|animal rescue, animal shelter, pet air travel|18 Comments
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