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"He brought my Alex home."

shipping from Chico, California Hewitt, Texas for $287.03

Chico, California
Hewitt, Texas
1973 mi.

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I needed to bring my 3 year old cat from California to Texas. I raised him from 4 weeks of age, on a bottle. Six months ago I needed to move to Texas, but could only bring one of my pets with me at the time (my Golden Retriever). My son kept my Alex kitty in his small apartment, there in California. When he discovered last week that he would need to be moving, we had a choice of trying to find a new home for a temperamental adult cat, trying to get him back to me, or putting him down (NOT an option!). The other "pet transporters" I got bids from wanted a minimum of $500 - usually just to drop the cat at the airport as baggage. I found the uShip site, and within 30 minutes of registering, had an offer from a wonderful truck driver whose route would take him from California practically to my door here in Texas. And for less than half the minimum charge of the other "pet transporters". He picked up my Alex three days ago in Sacramento, and just dropped him off an hour ago here in Texas. Alex rode up in the cab with my knight in shining armor, comfortable, safe, and happy in the bunk. In fact, he was so comfortable that when I met the truck at the truck stop, he didn't want to come out! Until he heard my voice, that is. Then he practically launched himself at me. After 6 months, nearly 7, he still remembered me! I cried like a baby. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! I can't stop telling people about this wonderful service of putting potential transporters together with transportees. Thank you, Jeff. You know who you are!

- Bj L.
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