Quick question - I am returning to St Thomas this coming Tuesday and had planned to bring my cat but then I read that they have to have their shots 30 days before arriving. I took my cat for his boosters today, he's had shots prior to today. So what's the story? Is he ok to come or are they going to deny his entrance? I'm in a PANIC!!!!!!
Thanks so much!! There is so much differing info out there that I freaked. I was given an International certificate by the vet even tho I requested a Domestic. They also said I would probably need the certificate to come from a USDA certified vet, which I thought I was getting since that's what I requested when I booked the appointment. I was having horror visions of leaving this poor guy stranded at the airport till I got it sorted out. So, really a big THANK YOU !!!
right....just have vet give you health certif right before you fly. airlines try to make it so hard. we always book our pets when we book our tickets. we have to pay for him separately but at least he has a seat....or should i say under the seat...
and sometimes don't even have to pay. if we get lucky.
Hey You -
Could anyone stay away from you?? I sent you greetings on a few older posts asking if you remembered me and YOU DO !!! I was there for a few weeks on a scouting mission and now I return this Tuesday. I will have my stateside phone number for the next few weeks, so please give me a call. I would like to see you!!
About the carry-on versus personal item thing... I'm glad that was brought up! I was always under the impression that the pet is your carry-on, so you're only allowed an additional personal item. However, I always thought that was unfair because my dog fits under the seat, where the personal item typically goes. She doesn't go in the overhead bin where the bigger carry-ons typically go! Anyone know where American Airlines stands on this issue?
UPDATE!!! Greebo the Cat is safe and on island (somewhere, the minute that kennel opened he was gone) No one asked me for a look at those hard won papers and I did have to cough up a 100.00 fee on American. When I asked why i was told "Because he's livestock" So, all's well that ends well and thanks for all the great info.
Ric and I traveled to Kentucky today to visit relatives. A friend was on the same plane to SJU and hopping mad. She was also visiting relatives in the states and was planning to travel with her very small dog. She's done this before with problems. But today she was asked for the pet's health certificate and didn't have one. She had to call a friend to come get the dog and take it back home.
So, whether they ask for it every time or not, it is a requirement and can be required at any time.