I've looked into pet transport companies, car rentals and bringing the cat carriers onto a flight as extra carry on luggage.

All of those options will cost well over 1000 USD, the flight option being the quickest but probably the most stressful for both me and the cats. The cheapest option is one-way car rental but that's nearly a week of driving plus gas + hotel costs means it's still over 1000 USD.

I'm wondering if anyone here knows of an option I might have missed?


It's from near Binghamton, New York to San Francisco, CA


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Consider uShip - they allow shipping of pets. Of course the price will depend on the weight of the cats, and other details, so I couldn't price it exactly.

From Wiki:

Transportation service providers on uShip place competing bids for the right to haul a customer's shipment.

The site's reverse auction format aims to reduce the cost of shipping by enabling service providers to find shipments along their routes and fill empty cargo space.

You may just get someone willing to ship the cats for a good price on that. And you can check out their feedback system (like EBay) to make sure you're happy with the shipper.

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    Thanks for that, I've got a new auction on there now so fingers crossed
    – peacemaker
    Commented Jul 31, 2012 at 21:28
  • here's hoping! Good luck :)
    – Mark Mayo
    Commented Jul 31, 2012 at 21:41

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