Transport for Cats
Cats are nearly always nervous travellers and we take this into account. How many cats we can transport depends on whether they will be transported on their own and if the owner/s are coming too - and how much luggage there is.
Our vehicles are fitted and maintained to DEFRA standards as needed for transport for cats with purpose built cat cages and comfortable bedding for those animals that are travelling alone. Water is available at all times throughout the journey as is a litter tray.
We'll be in regular contact throughout the journey to provide you with updates and keep you informed of our progress.
We have answered our most frequently asked questions below but feel free to get in touch to chat through any concerns you have.
PREPARING YOUR CAT/S FOR THE JOURNEY
What your cat will need during the journey will of course depend on how long the journey takes. We keep a supply of water on board as well as dry and wet food. If they are travelling on their own, you are welcome to provide something like a blanket for them so that it smells familiar.
Q. Do you transport pets across ferry routes?
A. If it is a requirement that your pet is transported by ferry, we can offer this service – however please be aware that the pet has to stay in the vehicle on the car deck and so we would not be able to stay with them for the whole trip as we would prefer to do. This is one of the main reasons we choose not to transport animals via the ferry routes. transport for cats
Q. What documentation do I need to bring my cat into the UK?
A. It depends where you're bring your cat from. If you are within Europe then you won't need any documentation at all to bring your cat into the UK. For cats being brought into the UK from further afield such as the USA or UAE, there are documents that you will require. The requirements differ from country to country. For more details on what you will require, please contact us or take a look at the DEFRA website.
Q. What documentation do I need to transport my cat into Europe?
A. It depends where you're bring your cat from. If you are within Europe then you won't need any documentation at all to bring your cat into the UK. For cats being brought in to Europe from further afield such as the USA or UAE, there are documents that you will require. The requirements differ from country to country. For more details on what you will require, please contact us.
Q. I'm relocating to the UK from the USA. What's the easiest way of doing this?
A. Take a look at our Worldwide Transport page which gives all the information you need on how to transport a pet from countries outside of Europe. transport for cats
Q. Do I need to provide food for my cat?
A. You are welcome to provide food for your cat if they are travelling across a meal time. Generally cats do not eat even if food is provided to them. We always carry dry and wet cat food and will offer food to your cat/s during the journey.
Q. Where do you collect the cat from? Do I have to meet you at the Channel Tunnel?
A. The collection point will be discussed during the booking process. We can collect you and/or your pet from anywhere across Europe.
Q. How many animals do you transport on each journey?
A. It varies. We can transport up to 5 animals in our bigger vehicles if the animals are travelling without their owners. If you wish to travel with your animals we can help with this too. Numbers depend on the amount of animals/humans and luggage.
Q. What if the journey takes several days?
A. If your pet is travelling on their own, at no point will they be unsupervised. Where an overnight stay is required, our driver will be booked into an animal friendly hotel. If you are travelling with your pet, we can organise a hotel for you but it will be at an additional cost.