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LUNA!TRAVELS FROM BUGOLOBI TO BELGIUM! This undeniably cute and regal kitty called Luna recently made her journey to Belgium! It was one of those very tricky relocations we've done. Blood samples had recently been collected and here was a chance of a flight presenting itself before the required post-test 90 days could elapse,..one in a thousand chances because Belgium, like France has been very difficult and tight. That means the chance had to be taken by all means. Luckily enough the Belgian authorities were kind enough to give us an official dispensation or "derrogation" letter to fly Luna before the madatory 90 days wait was over. Without hesitation we rushed to prepare requisite documentation, improvise an in-cabin carrier (dispensation was on condition that she flies in-cabin) and Luna was on her way. She's seen here chillaxing and "pawlaxing" without a care in the world!
BUNDIBUGYO TO UNITED STATES; Coco & Daisy!!! From the undulating hills of the Bamba region of Bundibugyo, the two furry travellers, Coco and Daisy made it to the United States, initial drama at check-in counter not withstanding!!!! These are indeed strange times but like they say; All is Well, That Ends Well! They are happily unwinding in Trumpland...inspite of the said Excellency's rare antics!
Cleo, this Tiger-Striped Tabby successfully made the journey to Her Majesty's Realm in the United Kingdom! It was after an arduous planning process frought with flight issues but we are glad it finally worked out! Where there is a will, there is a way!
JJOBBY FROM KAMPALA TO SOUTH KOREA, After weeks of planning, blood tests, heaps of paperwork, this lovely kitty called Jjobby finally made it from the leafy surburb of Nakasero to the city of Incheon, in South Korea. She had the luxury of flying in-cabin with her mum😽
Brutus, Percy and Jillie Bean made it safely to the United Sates of America last week. It was quite a smooth journey all through and are now happily reunited with the family back home!!!
Travel Kennels/Crates:::: We started deliveries yesterday for those who had paid. Other deliveries are being done today. Still a few kennels left. Order while stock lasts!! Stay Safe!!!
NEW STOCK OF KENNELS/CRATES Dear Clients and Pet Lovers A new set of travel crates/kennels will be arriving in the country tomorrow and should be fully in stock on Tuesday. Brands include Petmate/Vari and Sky Kennels. Kindly place your orders. It is first-come-first-serve. Price list will be availed on request to serious buyers Free deliveries for clients around Kampala. For clients upcountry we can place them on the cargo buses (at owner's cost) if they ply your route. Thank you so much and Stay Safe
NEW STOCK OF KENNELS/CRATES Dear Clients and Pet Lovers, We are receiving new stock of travel kennels/crates for your pets tomorrow. They should be in store on Tuesday. Free Delivery for areas within Kampala. Brands available are Petmate/Vari & Sky Kennels Begin placing orders. It is first come first serve! Contact is: 0755 433 054, 0772 433 054 & 0790 23 20 20 (whatsapp) Thank you so much and Stay Safe😻
CORONA UPDATE: Blood tests for Pet Travel Dear Pet Owners planning to travel with their pets and those whose blood samples have already been taken for testing. We received the following message from the laboratory in the United Kingdom; "All discretionary testing, such as rabies serology and equine testing prior to breeding is considered low priority at the moment and will only be performed if we have staff resource to do so. Testing frequency and turnaround times are likely to be severely affected over the next few weeks. We will have admin and veterinary staff available to answer queries during normal working hours. In order to make it easier for us to prioritise responses and assign your query to the most appropriate member of staff we would ask that, where possible, you use e-mail rather than phone to make enquiries. The situation is changing on a daily basis and we will provide service level updates on our website and social media channels as the situation continues to evolve". That means there will be delays in releasing the results. You can kindly visit their website to get a full statement - www.biobest.co.uk/news/articles/covid-19-statement.html Additionally the courier companies through which we ship the samples are also experiencing delays occassioned by irregular flight schedules. Please kindly bear with us but just know we are fully following up and trying to expedite the process where we can. Stay Safe Dr. Alex Great Mugisa (BVM) +256 755 433 054
FITZ to New Orleans Louisana The lovely black 'beaut' with white toe-tips, Fitz was also recently shipped to the US to eagerly awaiting parents!!!
CORONA UPDATE ON FLIGHTS FOR PETS TO FRANCE, THE UK and USA For pets going to France, CDG has unfortunately closed the airport to live animals until the Covid-19 storm has dissipated. So we have put these on hold. Intriguingly this happened so suddenly without prior warning when we had a pet on flight that was about to take off in 2 hours from Entebbe and had to abort. Good thing is we always seek an ok-to-forward. For pets going to France, CDG has unfortunately closed the airport to live animals until the Covid-19 storm has ebbed. So we have put these on hold. Intriguingly this happened so suddenly without prior warning when we had a pet on flight that was about to take off in 2 hours from Entebbe and had to abort. Good thing is we always seek an ok-to-forward. For pets going to the United States we now only able to arrange flights to Chicago O'Hare (ORD), John F. Kennedy (JFK), Washington Dulles (IAD) and New Ark (EWR) airports.
FROM MUKONO TO NORTH AMERICA: I have known Theodore from the time he was a tiny little pup. Miss Taylor, an American Peace Corps volunteer took him under her wing so to say when he was soo small. When he was about 12 weeks old, he came down with a terrible hemorrhagic enteritis that threatened to take his life. He was rushed from Mukono on a boda-boda (motorcycle taxi) by the mum to our clinic where he was admitted for some days. Well he made it!! Then almost a year later, the Corona Virus reared its infamously ugly head and everyone was running for the hills! The mum had to evacuate but pets were not allowed on passenger aircraft. He stayed with us for some days until we managed to get him flights to the US through Addis Ababa!
Malaika, whose direct translation is Angel in Swahili and Bantu language in general, undoubtedly has angelic features. She was recently successfully relocated to The United States of America, The Land of Opportunity
MILES' STORY! Miles Mukisa's journey started in Eastern Uganda near the Source of the famous River Nile. The prefered destination was Philadelphia in Pensylvania. With the chaos around us and most airlines grounding their fleets it was becoming increasingly difficult to get flights. We tried booking a flight to New ark, New Jersey it could not work out and we ended up with Washington from where he was picked up and finally reunited with his happy family. To say he is pampered is an understatement!!
Zora, travelled to Chicago O'Hare airport. Journey was smooth, without incident. But the video recording of the reunion with the owner upon arrival is the kind of stuff that keeps us going!!! I shall save the video for the next 2 millenia for posterity!!! The Lord is Good!
BEAR & TONO... Among the pets i have shipped, this is the most interesting pair or couple i ever met. Bear is what you would term as an above averagely sized dog and Tono, well as you can see from the pics is a rabbit. The two have lived side-by-side for "ages". It thus followed suit that when the time came for them to be evacuatedduring the Covid-19 scare, they had to travel together, same flight, same itinerary et al! Enter the airlines which did not want to hear of it; " A dog(s) and a rabbit on the same flight??? What if the former made dinner of the latter?!!" Which to me was preposterous having been with them many times and they were being boarded at the Vetluv facility. They play together, sleep together (see attached photo) and..basically eat together☺ though their cuisine is drastically different. After lots of arguing (both scientific and circumstantial), cajoling and convincing and a little drama from yours truly, the airline accepted and both were on the same flight to IAD airport and finally to meet their mum Miss Thompson.
MAPLE ON HER WAY TO THE US We are so proud that even during these turbulent times, we have managed to re-unite families!! The beautiful Maple seen here is right now on a flight Addis Ababa where she will connect on another flight to Washington Dulles tomorrow. Her final flight will be on Alaska Air to Portland Oregon where she will reunite with her "mum" Lisa who just can wait to give her a bear hug...more so today being her birthday! This girl is number 17 (Seventeen!) in the line of pets we have managed to send so far!!! It has been a real struggle but worth the while! It gives us immense joy and that is the most fullfiling driving force behind us.
CURRENT CORONA STATUS, TRAVEL & FLIGHT UPDATES FOR YOUR PETS: It is undeniable now and generally accepted that the corona virus which has traversed and continues to traverse the entire globe has touched every country and every facet of life with devastating effects. It has affected economies and national health care systems of giants bringing them to their knees. It has also made inroads into and permeated the social fabric of most societies, particularly so in Africa where we are known to be warm with closely knit societies tied together by strong traditional and social bonds where we believe any stranger should be welcomed and treated with utmost care and love. Like in any other human or natural disaster, our companion animals and pets get affected and with them the human-pet relationship suffers. Vetluv Pet Travel has been at the forefront and in the thick-of-things helping to relocate and re-unite families who were suddenly separated from their pets without warning or prior planning. What has happened? • Foreign governments have told their nationals in different countries (Uganda inclusive) to evacuate ASAP and go back home. So there is a massive exodus • Airlines had stopped coming to Entebbe anyway; They first stopped allowing animals on flights and then stopped flights altogether because, well, there was no business. • Then our airport was closed including all borders to stem the spread of this ominously deadly virus • End result, many pets were left behind. That meant a need for their safe accommodation as they waited to join their dotting owners abroad. What Vetluv has done so far; Since passenger flights are completely banned from the country, Vetluv has reached an understanding with a couple of airline companies who operate cargo freighters (these are strictly goods carrying jets but with specialized pet compartments) to help take the pets in our care. Several pets have already been re-united with their families abroad, with a recent 8 that left yesterday. For more info go to our “tawq” chat app on our website: www.vetluvpetravel.net and type in your query. You can also use our e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org For pet lovers who find themselves at the end of the tether with no where to leave their pets or no one to take care of them we can ably do so at our pet boarding facility and cattery, then subsequently ship them later to their home countries. We know it is a time of crisis and a lot happens not to mention the stress. We handled the pet crisis in South Sudan a few years ago and I believe we can handle this one. It would be sad to totally abandon your loving pet. Take it home with you. Most importantly: Stay Safe!!!!!