WE WILL NOT ALLOW OUR KITTENS TO FLY UNACCOMPANIED.
At Norgeskaukatt, our first priority is the health and welfare of our kittens.
We will consider exporting our babies. However, there are many things that need to be looked into before this can happen.
It is a very exciting feeling to be able to import a kitten from another country, however, it can also be very expensive. What initially seems pretty straight forward one finds is not so.
The price of our kittens will include their vaccines for flu, enteritis and leukaemia, all other costs are extra.
Apart from the initial cost of the kitten, criteria needs to be met and planned for.
Long haul countries and non EU have their own rules. These are different from European countries and the European Pets Passport criteria.
In all cases where a kitten travels by air there is the cost of an I.A.T.A approved flight carrier box. Additional papers may include ownership transfer, certified pedigree documentation, exportation health certificate, these may be a standard format from our vet or they may be an official health certificate issued by DEFRA and completed by a ministry vet, some airlines on long haul flights require a health certificate also and some an affidavit to cover the stop over flights. Sometimes there are extra vaccinations and blood tests, micro - chipping, as well as special parasite treatments. Transportation to and from airports, and flights for one of us to deliver your kitten or indeed for the new owner to collect from us.
WE WILL NOT ALLOW OUR KITTENS TO FLY VIA A CARGO COMPANY ALONE AND SPECIALIST ANIMAL SHIPPING COMPANIES. THESE COMPANIES DO NOT ACCEPT RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE ANIMALS AND DO NOT ACCOMPANY THEM ON THEIR FLIGHTS.
We have exported a few kittens now and over time we have realised that the price some shipping agents charge are more expensive with their handling fees and many other charges that it is for one of us or the owner to fly with the cat. It is also better for our kittens that they are with someone familiar to them when they move to their new homes. It is more reassuring for the new owners if we fly with the kittens to prevent the many paperwork errors that can and do happen which renders the kitten a stay in quarantine which is not acceptable. We feel that leaving one home for another together with the travelling is enough for any animal to endure without the added stress of another noisy environment in quarantine. Of course it is preferable for the owners to come and collect their kitten from us.
Shipping agents charge these high fees and do not accept any responsibility for the animal. We do.
If you would like to import one of our kittens - please familiarise yourselves with the necessary criteria by contacting your own Ministry of Agriculture and Veterinary Surgery to find out the rules that need to be met and please find out an approximate cost for all the extras especially flights before you ask us to reserve a kitten for you.
Many expenses are stipulated by airline companies - government officials - and ministry veterinarians for the best interests and welfare of the kitten to make the journey as safe and comfortable as possible and these are unavoidable.
At the time of writing this page an approximate example of cost to import/export is between £1500 and £2000 (GBP) maybe more.
We will not transport any kitten to another country unless it travels by aircraft. This is less stressful for the kitten and quicker.
We will, in most cases ask for an initial deposit to secure the reservation of any kitten going to another country which will be 50 percent of the cost. The full cost of the kitten is expected by the age of 12 weeks. Should the kitten purchaser change their minds there will be no refund of deposit. We do however reserve the right to change our minds on exporting a kitten, if this is the case the deposit paid by purchaser will be refunded in full, less bank transaction fees.
There is nothing worse for the kitten to find that once reserved for a period of some weeks the new owner has changed their mind at the last minute for whatever reason. So, please think seriously before embarking on a plan to import one of our kittens. It is in the kittens best interests to be placed into their new home as soon as they can. Any adjustment to changes in their environment is better served younger rather than older.
Thank you for taking the time to read this notice