For anyone who hasn’t looked at the “Taking Pets to South Africa” thread, here’s a quick summary of events. For those who have read it, skip to the next paragraph. A while ago (I guess 2 or 3 months) I found a stray kitten that was in very poor shape, so I took her in and got her fixed up and healthy.
I’ve fostered a few animals before, and decided that I would like to keep this one, as I’ve grown very attached to her - she’s a great kitten, really playful, and affectionate. However, I’m going back home to South Africa in July. I’ve done a lot of investigating into the procedure of taking an animal to South Africa, and it looks like an absolute nightmare…
So, I’m faced with a dilemma - Do I take her home, or find her a new home here before I leave?
Taking her home:
She will be living in a good home with lots of other cats.
A lot of hassle.
Total expenses will be around NT30,000 or more.
And the worst thing, in my opinion, is that she would have to spend 2 weeks in quarantine.
Finding her a new home here:
She won’t have to go through the trauma of a flight, and quarantine. I won’t have to deal with NT30,000 expenses and hassle.
I’ll be heartbroken…
I’m totally stuck as to what to do now… Maybe you Forumosans could give me some advice. I need to make up my mind pretty quickly too because since the SA procedure is such a process, I have to apply for import permits, health papers and all that crap ASAP.
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