DARWIN THE EVOLUTION BIOLOGIST FINALLY MAKES IT TO MAPUTO:
Charles Darwin the famed English biologist and naturalist traveled around the world doing ground breaking research and ended up in Galapagos Islands where he will forever be remembered for his mouth-watering theories on evolution. He might have not reached Mozambique but his namesake, "Darwin" the Australian Silky Terrier in the photos here completed the travels on his behalf by reaching Maputo the capital!😹! It was a whirlwind flurry of frenzied activity as we jostled and pushed for flight space in a short time and gladly we were able to get him a flight to Addis and then on to Maputo...just in time to meet an eagerly awaiting family!!
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This elegant 4 months puppy, "Amahoro Gunnar" plus another "special one" from the Amahoro stable of canines, are on their way to the United States now as we speak and should be touching down any minute in Atlanta. Journey started from Entebbe airport on Saturday and both spent the day and night on Sunday at the Schipol pet hotel. They connected on flight KL0623 this morning for the final journey into the US. This is another batch of canines from Amahoro Boerboels heading abroad shipped by Vetluv Pet Travel. We are elated to be part of this move among others!
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One of Amahoro’s Best goes to the US
One of Amahoro Boerboels’ best exports, the elegant pup shown here, is on his way to the USA. Amahoro Daxos, (as he is known), will fly from Entebbe tonight via Amsterdam (where he spends the whole of Sunday at the Schipol Pet Hotel) and finally connects on Monday aboard flight KL0623 to Atlanta Georgia. His eagerly awaiting mum will then pick him and drive him down to Alabama where he will be living the good life. Vetluv is proud be associated with this move!!!
COVID-19 FLIGHT & TRAVEL UPDATE :::: UK, EU & US BOUND PETS!!
To All pet owners, we would like to let you know the following;
All KLM Flights between Amsterdam and London Heathrow are cancelled until further notice. We are now using alternative routes through Addis Ababa, Doha, Dubai & Istanbul
For your pet to be allowed entry into the UK, you should have either travelled with it on same day or travelled not more than 5 days of your pet’s arrival (sounds like a tongue twister!!). According to DEFRA (the UK Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs) commercial arrivals from Uganda are not valid for entry into the UK, and pets arriving must travel on a non-commercial Health certificate (!), with proof of owners travel within 5 days. If you are unable to make arrangements for your pet to be accompanied within 5 days of its journey your pet will not be permitted entry to The United Kingdom.
For pet owners flying with your pets as checked baggage to other destinations in the EU & US, the layover or connection in Amsterdam should not exceed 3 hours. Any flights with connections exceeding 3 (or 4 hours max) are not allowed. Only live animal cargo layovers can exceed 4 hours. So, if you are having your pet checked-in, please make sure you take note of this and plan accordingly.
Weekend arrivals for pets are no longer allowed in US airports. US customs will not process entries. Thus, arrival has to be on a weekday!!
These changes seem to be occasioned by a debilitating second wave of Covid-19 infections, the indefatigable BREXIT (albeit its fatigue-inducing effects) and of course political issues.
As Vetluv we are working out alternative, better ways to have these pets come home unhindered to their owners! Where there is a will, there is always a way! Some are departing this weekend!!
The Three Kitties that went to Germany!!!
Jamilla, Jamillo and Sasha recently moved from Kampala to Germany via the Netherlands. Quite a lovely trio they are and they have been guests at Vetluv variously as they travel between continents with their mum!
Again, Vetluv is glad to have been part of their journey!
The Beautiful Dalmatian seen here shifted from Kampala, Uganda to Jordan. Stripes, for that is the name (though it is more of "Spots" that we see) traveled without glitch via Dubai to safely arrive in Amman, Jordan on an Emirates flight. The joy of reuniting families keeps us going!!!
Zues Comes to Uganda from South Africa!
We recently imported the lovely Weimaraner puppy into the country. Also referred to as "The Grey Ghost" by animal lovers due to it's distinctive Smokey-Grey coat and eyes, they are incidentally lovely pets though they grow to an imposing size and height! Zeus is now settling in and all seems fine though the growth rate and playfulness is from another world🥰
RORY & RUBY TRAVEL TO NAIROBI BY ROAD
The two gigantic Rhodesian Ridgebacks, Rory & Ruby were recently relocated to Nairobi by road through the Busia border. Road transport of live animals for long trips can be a challenging feat especially for these large canines so we had our vet Mildred accompany them and John the dog trainer was on hand to assist. It has been a huge challenge to relocate across borders by road during Covid-19 and its numerous restrictions so what we do is have two vans and 2 teams one on either side of the border to continue the final leg of the journey after customs & vet clearance at the border. Thus our partners are usually waiting on the other side of the border and that means the timing has to be right and things must work like clockwork (another challenge if you ask me)! But all went well for the two furry travelers to reunite with their eagerly awaiting mun in Nairobi!!!
COVID-19: EBB FLIGHT SCHEDULE FROM OCTOBER TO DECEMBER 2020
For our esteemed clients and other pet lovers who wish to travel between now and December, we have studied all flight schedules of the airlines and come up with a summarised and easy to follow schedule.
Also kindly note that these are the airlines that are able to take pets.
- Daily Flights: Uganda Airlines, Kenya Airways, Ethiopian Airlines & Rwanda Air
- KLM flies 5 times a week
- Emirates & Air Tanzania: 4 times a week
- Qatar 6 times a week
- Turkish Airlines only 3 times a week
- SN Brussels only twice a week
Details of the days each airline flies are in the image. A PDF file is also available
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THE AMAZING MOVE TO KUALA LUMPUR!
We have been involved in moves but this was like no other we had done before!
The move involved 5 cats (yes Five!) and one dog from Kampala to Kuala Lumpur! The move was made more challenging because they mostly had what you will call abnormalities or defects that would make it more challenging or entirely difficult for people to live with these pets.
The story all starts at the Uganda Society for the Protection and Care of Animals (USPCA) an NGO that cares for abandoned, injured & stray animals in Mbuya...and a volunteer Lizzy who had dedicated most of her time and stay in Kampala to help in the day-to-day activities at the shelter... As you well know, an animal shelter will be a collection of the rarest health cases and most traumatised pets. One by one she picked these animals and volunteered to foster them at her home, so that they are easier to re-home when opportunity presented itself. But opportunity was hard to come by as no one could take them due to their glaring issues and besides she grew so fond of them that they became family. When her stay in Uganda came to an end, she made that rare decision to take all of them with her in spite of their individual problems. This required careful meticulous planning to make sure they travel safely, do not get traumatised further and of course, the inevitably massive logistical implications. It took us months but finally, Matooke (yes that Ugandan staple food), Nile (for the uninitiated, the R. Nile has it's origins in Uganda), Nchima (Monkey!), Chappy (Chapati or El Chappo...take your pick!), Mburo (L. Mburo National Park) and Eva (Just Eva😀) traveled successfully from Uganda through Dubai to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia!! We just couldn't breath until i received that message from Lizzy that all six where finally home!!! It was a story of Love, Great Dedication, Compassion, Sheer Grit, Nerves and Focus!! Lizzy Bell may you be Blessed Abundantly. I shall conclude by quoting the famous Indian sage, Mahatma Gandhi: "The Greatness of a Nation and its Moral Progress can be Judged by the way its Animals are Treated" This is unequivocally dedicated to all the animal lovers out there!!!. .
BISCUIT IN SEATTLE:
Biscuit the lovely kitten seen posing for a photo with a curious but award-winning-all-regal aura arrived in Seattle. He was relocated from Vetluv to San Francisco because there were no direct live animal flights from Amsterdam to Seatle Tacoma or Washington State where the family lives. So we had to route him to San Francisco and the mother flew down to pick him. Happy Happy reunion with the family
FROM BUKOTO TO EL SALVADOR!!!
Fango, Canistrelli and Mukisa are on their way to El Salvador at the moment. Their journey started from Bukoto, to Vetluv boarding facility where they were our guests for some days as we prepped them to travel. Then it was Entebbe to Amsterdam, then onto Miami Florida from where our partners are waiting to put them onto a flight to San Salvador the capital of El Salvador in South America. Basically you can say they will be traversing 3 continents! Bon Voyage!!!
STELLA MAKES IT TO SWEDEN
In our years of practice we've met cats but it is rare to meet one that is as calm as a cucumber! Stella is so quiet & calm and will not even lift a paw to hurt fly. We recently relocated her from Kololo to Stockholm Sweden into the arms of a happy and loving mum.
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IMPORTING INTO UGANDA!!
The two visitors seen here, Tanja and Tiznit were imported into the country recently without glitch.
We have been more successful in flying in live animals in the last one or 2 months especially after an airline we closely work with resumed live animal transport...this combined with their top-notch pet hotel at connection midway the journey makes us more confident to import animals.
However flights arrive late night deep into curfew time, so immediate home deliveries are not possible. We house them as our guests at our boarding facility at no extra cost and deliver them the next day...refreshed!
Twiga ...(In Swahili meaning: Giraffe 😍🦒...as you can see she is as graceful as an African giraffe from the Kidepo Valley)...was relocated to the United States. The mother had to endure a 6 hour drive down to Washington Dulles to Pick Twiga up plus Mochi & Java the two cats... Everyone is happy at home!