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Has anyone ever collected a cat from Manchester airport?

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Toddlerteaplease Thu 07-Jul-16 17:31:35

My cousin has been trying to rehome a gorgeous cat in Dubai for 6 months. And his best chance of a home is over here. He's probably going to be flown into Manchester. I will Collect him and take him to a wonderful rescue in Yorkshire. Where hopefully he will find a forever home. Just wanted to know the procedure for pick up.
Ps I don't really agree with bringing cats from abroad as we have enough in rescues already. But his story has broken my heart and I just want to help him.

Fluffycloudland77 Thu 07-Jul-16 19:38:11

No but I need more pictures of him! Your sister must me a lovely person to go to so much trouble for him.

Buggers Thu 07-Jul-16 19:41:10

His gorgeous and well done to your sister for doing such a kind thinggrin.

cozietoesie Thu 07-Jul-16 19:43:56

He's a wonderful lad. smile

How is his hearing?

cozietoesie Thu 07-Jul-16 19:46:28

PS - with only one blue eye, it's about twice as likely to be OK as not. smile

Toddlerteaplease Thu 07-Jul-16 21:18:31

I believe his hearing is ok. He was found with a broken hip (probably been kicked) and had to have his tail amputated. He apparently was an absolute darling but had become a miserable recluse. It's so sad. I am desperate for him to find a new home. He had a failed adoption as the original cat didn't like him. My cousin couldn't keep him as her cats also didn't like him. He's apparently fine with other cats though. Poor boy. He breaks my heart. Haven't got any more pictures. If any one on here fancies adopting him??

Toddlerteaplease Thu 07-Jul-16 21:20:24

He's had everything done and the cost of the flights is covered

Toddlerteaplease Thu 07-Jul-16 21:25:59

He's had everything done and the cost of the flights is covered if anyone wants to adopt him. Please PM me.

SpecialStains Fri 08-Jul-16 11:14:44

Ahhhh, he looks just like my cat! Hope he finds a good home. If I wasn't about to have a baby and dh have recently told me new pets are off the table, I'd be tempted...

PestoSwimissimos Fri 08-Jul-16 11:21:48

I'd have him, but I live on the South Coast.

PinkSparklyPussyCat Fri 08-Jul-16 12:40:55

Please don't tempt me! I keep thinking Harry might want a little brother or sister as I'm worried he gets bored. I'm in the South East so it wouldn't be easy though (probably a good thing!).

What's his name?

cozietoesie Fri 08-Jul-16 12:45:57

It might be safer to rehome him as a singleton. I'd guess he doesn't need another failed adoption.

Toddlerteaplease Fri 08-Jul-16 15:26:35

His name is Jamie Hendrix. He's 1.5 years old. Apparently the failed adoption has really knocked his confidence as he was really cheeky and affectionate, but is just very sad now. Apparently the introductions with the original cat were done to quickly.

YesItsMeIDontCare Fri 08-Jul-16 15:33:05

Oh I'm so crossing my fingers for you both! I'm glad he's over here now though. I think I'd try and get him somewhere as an only in case of another failed adoption.

Good luck - he's beautiful.

YesItsMeIDontCare Fri 08-Jul-16 15:35:38

(Pesto - he's come from Dubai, I bet a trip to the South Coast from Manchester would be a piece of piss for him wink. You know you want to!)

ExitPursuedByABear Fri 08-Jul-16 15:38:03

Lucky puss

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Toddlerteaplease Fri 08-Jul-16 15:59:29

Pesto. Am sure we could sort something out! He's not hear yet. Awaiting confirmation of the flight date. Cousin is going to email more pictures.

cozietoesie Fri 08-Jul-16 16:22:38

I wonder if he has Van cat in him (given his origins) ?

RubbishMantra Fri 08-Jul-16 17:25:09

Ooh, Vans, they're the swimming cats aren't they.

He's a stunner, I bet he finds a home in no time.

Toddlerteaplease Fri 08-Jul-16 17:28:04

I hope so. I can't bare it! My only concern is that the rescue he is going to is one that specialises in Persians. So he will have a bit of competition. Hoping his his good looks will work in his favour. However I know that he will be well looked after and they will never stop trying to find him a home and if they can't, he'd probably stay with them as other cats who can't be rehomed do. They are amazing. I had my girls from them

feesh Fri 08-Jul-16 17:37:35

As far as I am aware, because the UAE is part of the pet passport scheme, then pets can only be flown into the UK with their registered owners. I know this because I live out there and we have tried (and failed) to send a rescue cat to England to live with my dad.

They either have to travel on the same flight as their owners, or the owner has to take a flight within (I think) 3 days.

I think there are ways around it - your sis can find an expat who is flying home for the summer, and register the cat to them and they can act as a flight buddy to import it. You need to look into it a bit more.

Toddlerteaplease Fri 08-Jul-16 17:41:09

Apparently it's all sorted. But the thing that does concern me is that he needs to be linked to a ticket five days either side. Apparently no one ever checks. That worries me!

PinkSparklyPussyCat Fri 08-Jul-16 20:57:08

Please keep us updated Toddler. He's absolutely gorgeous and I would genuinely have him if I could.

Toddlerteaplease Fri 08-Jul-16 22:18:28

I will. And will post pics as soon as I get them

HemanOrSheRa Fri 08-Jul-16 22:25:11

Oh lordy. Mr Hendrix is a handsome boy. I can't bear the thought of him being sad sad. Your cousin is a lovely person. I'm sure he will find his forever home soon.

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