Want to bring home a hotel cat?

Bringing a hotel cat that you have fallen in love with back to the United States is
very easy.

They require a certificate of health and depending on their age a rabies shot. Since Aruba is a rabies free island, the 30 day waiting period for the rabies shot is not required. If you are bringing a kitten back – the vet will put on the certificate clearly that “the kitten is too young for the rabies shot”.

Most airlines allow a certain number of pets in the cabin. You do have to get a ticket for the pet from the airline and the price varies from $75 – $125. You can just put the pet under the seat for their “ride home”. They also require that you have a harness and leash for when you are going through US customs in Aruba so you can safely remove the cat from the carrier so they can inspect it.

Thanks to some generous donations we can provide you with a cat carrier, leash/harness and everything you need to transport your cat/kitten back to the states. We just ask that you donate whatever you can afford to us to cover our vet bills and other expenses. Carriers and other supplies are very costly on the island. A just ‘plain’ carrier can cost around 75 – 100 USD so please consider the costs that we have to
bear in order to continue our rescue efforts.

So currently all you have to do is buy the kitten a ticket on the plane and pay $16.50 for the certificate of health from the vet. The cost of the plane ticket will actually cover the amount you would pay for the first set of kitten shots which about $100 in the US. The cost for the shots in Aruba is $30.