Animal Transportation Basics
Animal Transportation Basics
The transportation of pets is the voluntary movement of an animal by professional transportation. Many common categories of pets that are transported on a regular basis include live animals destined for pet adoption; livestock destined for meat production; zoological animals; laboratory animals; wild mammals being reintroduced or rescued; and pets used for entertainment purposes. There are many reasons an animal may be sent to a reputable animal shelter or other veterinary clinic for rehabilitation. However, the most common reason for sending animals in this manner is that the owner does not have the financial means to care for them and they do not want to be put down. Find out more about my next puppy registration and transportation here.
Pet airlines are a unique service that some people are finding convenient for transporting their pets by air. With the recent increase in the number of airlines that offer this service, as well as the increased competition among airlines that offer this service, it is easy to find a low-cost airline that will ship your pet to any destination you choose. This is a great way to save money when trying to travel with your pets. However, it can be difficult to find an airline that will give you great service at a reasonable cost.
The most convenient option for transporting animals through air is to use a pet airline. Most animal organizations have affiliations with a few low-cost airlines that will fly your pet from your home to anywhere in the country. Using a pet airline is convenient and low-cost when compared to boarding a plane. One downside to using an airline is that you may not get picked up on arrival and sent home by the airline. If your trip requires that you travel out of town, the only option is to drive to the closest airport and allow the baggage clerk to pick you up on arrival.
Pet airlines are limited to flying within the continental United States, but if you are flying internationally, there is no option for connecting flights. The best option for transporting your animal is by using a cargo carrier. If your goal is to transport animals on your own private aircraft, then you must take into account the probability of damage to your cargo as well as the probability of baggage theft. Cargo transportation companies will usually provide insurance for damage to your cargo as well as for theft on the trip. Cargo transportation companies are not associated with zoos or aquariums and cannot provide assistance with transporting animals. This means that you will need to do everything possible to ensure the safety of your pet during transportation.
Some people have used their homes as temporary animal housing while sending their pets elsewhere. Others have purchased kennels or other large buildings that can house their pets while transporting them. Animals housed in these large buildings will not have access to the outdoors, which can be detrimental to some species of dogs. There is also the risk of injury to both you and your animal if they are being transported in your vehicle. For these reasons, it is generally not recommended that you transport your animals in your car while using animal transport.
Many people transport their pets in crates while others will ship them in airline approved containers. You should make sure that the container your animal will be transported in is strong enough to withstand the weight of your pet. If you decide to ship your pet in an air-freight container, you should check the manifest of the shipping company to make sure that the shipment is legal and up to date on the day of delivery. When traveling in a cargo hold, you should always check the temperature of the cargo hold and check to see if it is still warm enough to where your animal will be when picked up at the end of the trip. Check out this post that has expounded on the topic: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pet_shipping.