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Have you found a cat or kitten that you want to help and are you wondering if you can take it home with you?
Well the answer is 'Yes, you can!' This page will hopefully give you all the information you need to help you do this.
The first thing to do is take the cat or kitten to the vet for a check up. They will need to be wormed and de-fleaed at this point. Ask the advice of the vet as to whether they need to test for FIV or Leukaemia, both common viruses in street cats.
Inform the vet that your intention is to take the cat or kitten back home so that they can vaccinate and look at preparing the Passport needed for travel if possible.
Depending on the age and health of the cat will determine if they are able to have their vaccinations and or rabies injection and microchip. It may be that these are done in separate visits.
The rabies vaccination and the microchip must be done at the same appointment and a kitten must be 12 weeks old before these can be done. You can transport the cat 21 days after these have been done. This is very important if transporting to the UK.
Foster carers are very hard to find as we are so short of volunteers. If you are leaving to go home yourself and need a foster solution until they are able to travel, we highly recommend a lovely cattery in Selva, near Inca. Jenifer runs Son Xotano Kennels and Cattery in Selva with her husband David, and they have lovely facilities. She will also help with the whole process of vaccinations and sorting the Passport if you need it. They also offer a collection service if you're unable to get to Selva to drop your cat or kitten off.
Once the 21 days has passed, the cat can travel to the UK. A final vet check is required at this point and the vet's signature required on the Passport.
You can fly your cat to the UK or use road transport.
A guide to costs:
Please note: these costs may vary slightly depending on vets.
Stonghold worming/flea treatment 10 euros
Passport - includes rabies vaccination, microchip 67 euros
Test for Leukaemia/FIV 29 euros
Final vet check prior to travel 20 euros
Son Xotano Kennels & Cattery 9 euros a day for the first three weeks, 8 euros a day after. Email Jenifer at Includes food and boarding in individual chalets.
Transport to the UK Between £250 and £450 depending on time of year, no. of animals By road email Ian at firstname.lastname@example.org
Flying with AIA Pets to Gatwick or Manchester £550 (price as quoted July 2018)
Flying within Europe
It is much easier to transport an animal within Europe than to the UK. Please check with your airline. Cats can be transported in the cabin, in an appropriate sized carrier. They will still need to travel with a Passport and have the necessary microchip and vaccinations. Please speak the vet about the rabies vaccination.