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Transporting two large rescue dogs off Island. Help please!

 
wheaties
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I am returning to the States in the fall. I have a Shepherd and a Cane Corso. They are both rescues. I am looking for someone to assist me getting them to the states. Interested in connecting with a dog loving pilot or possibly sharing a charter. Any one going my way?

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Topic starter Posted : July 24, 2016 2:11 pm
Alana33
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Maybe this link will help.

https://www.vimovingcenter.com/talk/read.php?4,268644

If you're returning in the fall, the temperature may be low enough to allow your dogs to fly cargo on American as long as your dogs weights fall within the guidelines.

Good luck.

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Posted : July 24, 2016 2:49 pm
wheaties
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Thanks Alana! I just signed on to a ShareFlights forum!

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Topic starter Posted : July 24, 2016 3:03 pm
Gator's Mom
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American airlines will not ship Cane Corso.

https://www.aacargo.com/downloads/Breed%20Restrictions.pdf

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Posted : July 24, 2016 4:38 pm
wheaties
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Thanks, I was aware of that.

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Topic starter Posted : July 24, 2016 4:46 pm
Gator's Mom
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Delta might ship a cane corso.

This breed is not on the never fly for Delta.

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Posted : July 24, 2016 5:08 pm
OldTart
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Delta might ship a cane corso.

This breed is not on the never fly for Delta.

Delta will not accept a cane corso (and other breeds) if the temperature on any portion of their journey is greater than 75°F.

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Posted : July 24, 2016 6:57 pm
Alana33
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You may be able to ask your vet to designate a different breed on paperwork to get dog off island.

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Posted : July 24, 2016 8:39 pm
OldTart
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Really? No reputable vet is going to risk his license and livelihood knowingly misclassifying a dog for any reason.

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Posted : July 24, 2016 8:51 pm
Alana33
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Given that it's a rescue dog, the chances are that it's a mixed breed.
How do you think pit bulls get off the island?

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Posted : July 24, 2016 9:13 pm
OldTart
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If not privately chartered (or genetically modified to sprout wings or gills) then PAC (Pet Air Carrier) advises:

Many airlines will accept the “restricted breeds” if they are transported in a specially built wooden crate which meets IATA specifications.

http://www.petaircarrier.com/airline-requirements/restrictions/

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Posted : July 24, 2016 9:44 pm
wheaties
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Thanks for this info, I will look into this. I am very worried about getting my dogs to the states........

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Topic starter Posted : July 24, 2016 10:06 pm
Alana33
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When exactly are you hoping to leave STX?

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Posted : July 24, 2016 11:33 pm
wheaties
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I am planning to leave in October, Alana.

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Topic starter Posted : July 24, 2016 11:37 pm
wheaties
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I am planning to leave in October.

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Topic starter Posted : July 24, 2016 11:39 pm
Alana33
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Sent you a PM.

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Posted : July 25, 2016 10:39 am
stxsailor
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Delta does not accept any animals as checked baggage any more at any time. Only in the cabin.

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Posted : July 25, 2016 11:25 am
OldTart
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But they can travel freight via Delta Cargo:
http://news.delta.com/delta-stop-accepting-pets-checked-baggage

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Posted : July 25, 2016 11:54 am
stxsailor
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No cargo out of STX or STT for Delta

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Posted : July 25, 2016 2:11 pm
Gator's Mom
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If you can get the dogs to SJU, Delta cargo can ship from there.

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Posted : July 25, 2016 2:21 pm
wheaties
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This stinks

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Topic starter Posted : July 25, 2016 2:22 pm
OldTart
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It's a difficult situation, particularly given the breed of one of your dogs. It's not of any help to you but does serve as a caution for those moving here who decide to adopt particularly dogs, You nay not be here for the duration of their lives and flying large dogs off island can't be done in the summer months while flying a restricted breed dog is way more of a challenge. Hope you can get it all sorted out one way or t'other. Good luck!

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Posted : July 25, 2016 3:11 pm
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