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    Looking for an older cat

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    Hi! I'm coming to SXM in May 2008 & I really want a pet. I prefer to have an old cat because I will be there for 16 months (fingers crossed!) & from what I know, animals can't be shipped back. I'd be pretty heart-broken to leave my cat in SXM & return home without him, not knowing what sort of home he'd end up in... He'll have a loving home with me for the last-days of his life (taking into account the normal life-expectancy of cats is about 12-18yrs, I'd like a cat which is maybe 16.5yrs old or so.)

    Alternatively, I'd like a rat or maybe a guinea pig or rabbit -> furry, playful & short-life expectancies are what's important to me here.
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    Animals, especially cats are very easy to bring back to the US. They need to be up to date on their shots, get a health certificate 10 days before travel and you can carry him onto the plane as a carryon. A soft sided pet carrier will fit under the airplane seat. It costs about 80$ one way (depends on the airline), but it is quite manageable. We've brought our cats back to the US for Christmas break, then back to sxm, and now we'll be bringing them home for good in April.
    It's a very manageable process.

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    nshams is offline Member 510 points
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    Yay! Thank you!! That bit of info opens up a LOT of doors

    ok - so now, I'm just looking for a cat (a friendly, playful, energetic, male) - anyone have one?

    Actually, where does somebody get a cat on SXM? (I don't have one here & I'd prefer to adopt one when I get there).
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    KaraSB is offline Newbie 510 points
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    The vet offices have shelters. They are almost always full, especially with kittens. Or you can get a kitten from Palm Courts apartments, there's a cat there on her umpteenth pregnancy (one of our adopted kittens is hers...) The shelters charge $50 for adoption and it includes the cost of spay/neuter.

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