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... Cats in quarantine

After seeing so many cats found dead poisined, sick and lost at my home in Alghero, I started to think that there had to be a way to get some of my favourites (They all are actually) back home to England.
I had already tried the passport route, but because the vets and the system in Alghero is so slow and not thorough enough for importing to England, I had to opt for the long winded way and most expensive.
After contacting many quarantine places, Animal Inn seemed to be a more family run facility and prices were very competitive.
My heart sank with worry and excitement when Wendy and Monique arrived from England to my home in Italy with the Romney House Rescue van.
They had managed to bring for me lots of needed supply of medication, beds, blankets and food.
We had only a few hours to set up the travel carriers, (the biggest I could find) with litter trays etc.
The 4 cats wondered why I would not let them out of the house. Could not take the risk of the" chosen few" running off and not making the trip.
As Wendy and Monique drove away, with the cats on tow, I cried. I was worried, scared and anxious but most of all excited that i would be seeing them in England.
The next 6 months are going to be sooo long!!
Thank you Wendy and Monique for doing the trip. They had some nerve wracking times eg when they locked themselves out of the van on their way to catching the ferry!!!! luckily it was on the way to me and no cats in the car!!
Ralph belongs to Wendy and Monique. They had rescued him whilst in Italy and I had looked after him at my home for a couple of years. and Rocco-Ronnie, Lily and Georgie are mine.
We are arranging to get more over as soon as we can afford to do this.

Please give anything you can to this cause and mark it ROMNEY HOUSE CAT RESCUE "GETTING CATS FROM ITALY"

 

We drove from Genova to Langres in 8 hours and stayed in a lovely pet friendly Hotel Restaurant Marmotte, 

After feeding cleaning and settling the cats we had a lovely meal in the hotels own restaurant.

Ralf asked to try out the bed and we obliged for a short try out. We were very tired so he had to go back in his box for the night to ensure we slept well for the last leg of the journey! Poor ralf!
We drove from Genova to Langres in 8 hours and stayed in a lovely pet friendly Hotel Restaurant Marmotte,
After feeding cleaning and settling the cats we had a lovely meal in the hotels own restaurant.

Ralf asked to try out the bed and we obliged for a short try out. We were very tired so he had to go back in his box for the night to ensure we slept well for the last leg of the journey! Poor ralf!

We rose early and had a lovely breakfast, cleaned and fed and fussed the cats and then went to the bakery for the French bread before embarking on the road to Calais. The cats curled up and slept most of the way apart from a lunch stop when they had more fuss and love!

On arrival at Calais we were placed in a ‘special queue and given an orange ‘animals in quarantine sticker'!
We were last vehicle on and escorted by an official. The cats had to stay in the van and they checked we had locked the vehicle and then escorted us out of the vehicle deck. Luckily it was a mill pond in the channel that day and we nor the cats were uncomfortable.

They are now happily housed in the centre Georgie sharing with Ralf and Rocco got the short straw and is sharing with Lily.
They are groomed daily and as you can see are pictures of health!

Gone are the days of scavenging for food, surviving fights with dominant visiting cats, fighting off disease and illness and not receiving love and attention that they were created for!
Welcome to a ctas life ralf, Lily, rocco and georgie!


On arrival at Calais we were placed in a ‘special queue and given an orange ‘animals in quarantine sticker'!
We were last vehicle on and escorted by an official. The cats had to stay in the van and they checked we had locked the vehicle and then escorted us out of the vehicle deck. Luckily it was a mill pond in the channel that day and we nor the cats were uncomfortable.

On arrival in Dover the Quarantine centre drove onto the boat and took the cats from us and put them in a licenced vehicle and drove them to the quarantine centre.
The process is very secure and rightfully so.

They are now happily housed in the centre Georgie sharing with Ralf and Rocco got the short straw and is sharing with Lily.
They are groomed daily and as you can see are pictures of health!

Gone are the days of scavenging for food, surviving fights with dominant visiting cats, fighting off disease and illness and not receiving love and attention that they were created for!
Welcome to a ctas life ralf, Lily, rocco and georgie!

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