“Petraveller was recommended by our veterinarians.”
We relocated cute Domestic Long Hair kitties Rue and Emmanuel to their new home in Toronto. Read to know more about the cats and their pet relocation story.
In July 2019, Nick and his partner Corinne became pet parents to two young kittens Rue and Emmanuel. Both the cats were rescued and had experienced some traumatic event before being adopted. Rue (black and white cat) had an injury to his leg and could not sit properly or walk properly, and Emmanuel (white cat) was sadly dumped in a clothing donation bin as a young kitten. Luckily, firefighters were able to rescue the little guy!
Nick recalls, “We initially planned to adopt Emmanuel. But after visiting him, we discovered that he and Rue had been together for several weeks and got along very well. We decided that it would be best for the two friends to be in the same home together.”
Rue and Emmanuel love to cuddle and are amazing with Nick and Corinne. Nick says fondly, “Rue and Emmanuel both like to lie on your chest and ask for pats. Emmanuel is a very chatty cat, especially when he’s hungry. He loves playing with champagne corks.”
Rue, on the other hand, does not meow often. Instead, he makes little squeaks and grunts. He loves his little felt mouse. Nick says, “Both cats love to playfully fight with each other, sit on their cat tree and play with toys.”
However, the kitties are skittish and shy around other people. “They usually hide under the bed when we have guests over, and the second those guests leave, the cats come out and hang with us again,” says Nick.
Nick and Corinne were moving back home to Toronto, Canada. Both had moved to Australia in 2017 for studies; Corinne graduated from law school at Sydney University. Nick says, “Both Corinne and I were born and raised in Canada. Our visa is coming to an end, and we have decided to move back home to Canada, instead of pursuing a permanent residency in Australia.”
He adds, “We did not want to leave our pets behind. It was something we discussed at the time of adoption. We decided at that point, if we were going to rescue a cat(s), they would be a part of our home forever.”
Like most pet parents, Nick was anxious about putting the cats through an international trip of that length, as he knew they would be timid and afraid during the travel process. He searched for pet travel options and received quotes from several pet travel companies. Nick says, “We chose Petraveller because Vets on Crown are their veterinarians. We were more comfortable using an organisation associated and recommended by their veterinarians.”
Rue and Emmanuel are now in Toronto, Canada. Thank you, Nick, for trusting Petraveller with your precious kitties. We wish you and Corinne lots of happiness, and love to Rue and Emmanuel.