This is a step by step account of the procedure that Mama and Dad had to go through.
Step 1: Obtain import permit from the Department of Veterinary Services, remember to submit full and updated medical records of felines. Animals must be transported within one month of approval date. Pay RM5 for each cat.
Step 2: Contact professional pet transport company. Attach original import permit and medical records with booking form. Transfer payment upon invoice. Mama chose Jetpets after contacting and getting quotations from several service providers.
Step 3: Once obtained confirmed date of travel from transport company, make arrangements for pickup of cats.
Step 4: Transport company informed of actual travel, plus contact numbers of corresponding agent at destination.
Step 5: Claim cats at airport.
|Mama and Dad had to get a pass to enter the Free Trade and Customs Zone to claim us. The process took a while as they had to wait for a fax to be sent from the cargo section. This is to ensure that whatever Mama and Dad wanted to do was legitimate.|
|Fax received, visitor's pass obtained, wrist tagged - all set to go past the checkpoint at the Customs' Complex.|
|Mama and Dad had to pass through a tunnel, passed under an overhead bridge, made several U-turns and passed a few checkpoints before reaching this place where we were waiting for them.|
|Mama was checking to make sure that it was really Brad and I....who knows if someone switched us somewhere en route, eh? Brad was whining a lot!!!! He was quiet before he saw Mama. Spoilt brat!|
|Serious! We just came in from Australia, to Malaysia, and our first introduction to Malaysian TV was to watch American Idol. Hilarious, Dad!|
|Introduction to the family! We finally reached our new home way past midnight. Everyone was awake to welcome us. Curiosity definitely didn't kill the cats (yet). Wait till they get to know the real me. har har har *evil laughs*|
|My old view from the balcony.|
|My new view from the balcony. Still lives on top floor.|