What carriers are there in studying invasive species?
I am fascinated by invasive species (animals). What carriers are there? I have a strong computer/programming background. Would I have to go back to school and get a zoology degree?
Question answered by Ted H
You will need some kind of science degree and background.
The researchers on this link (National Invasive Species Council: Staff and Liaison Profiles) have different types of educational backgrounds and it should give you an idea of what degrees you will need to pursue. Most of these people have a degree in some area of Biology:
"The National Invasive Species Information Center (NISIC) was established in 2005 at the National Agricultural Library to meet the information needs of users including the National Invasive Species Council (Council). NISIC creates and manages the www.invasivespeciesinfo.gov Web site. The Web site serves as a reference gateway to information, organizations, and services about invasive species."
What is the cost of shipping a small animal from London to Canada via pet movers international?
Does anyone know? Because I was wondering how much It cost to shipping a medium/small sized animal in a carrier from London,England to B.C Canada.Must be though the service pet movers international! Thanks!
Question answered by Rufus121
Does anyone know of a good airline service that will allow me to take my ferrets in the cabin?
I am traveling from toronto to red deer and i need to take my two small baby ferrets with me.
I am really attached to them, and i feel very uneasy about leaving them in cargo.
I have a small carrier they both are very content in, and it would fit under the seat infront of me on an airline.
If anyone could help id be very very greatful.
Question answered by Stefanie
I just flew last week with my kitten . . . check this web site but I urge you to also check each airlines website as well. Most airlines make you pay a pet fee, I flew Continental and it was $100 pet fee.
*** Also, despite what these people are saying, many airlines let you travel with a pet in the cabin, as long as it's a small animal. It doesn't have to be for medical reasons. I'm just not sure about ferrets.
Where and how much is it to ship an animal through the mail?
I am moving to Michigan from Florida.
I'd like to ship my pet hedgehog there.
What mail carrier should I use and how much do you believe it would cost?
Would it be safe for it?
Question answered by Hoss
Each of the major parcel carriers, the US Postal Service, FedEx, and UPS all ship live animals under certain circumstances. USPS only ships birds and cold blooded animals, UPS will not ship mammals, and FedEx will not ship pets. The only other option is air freight, and here at our hedgehog rescue we have brought many hedgehogs here from all over the USA successfully on Frontier, United, and Continental airlines. We recommend only shipping via direct (and not connecting) flights. You must make reservations and cannot book a flight over 48 hours from departure date (due to weather forecast). You will need to present a veterinary travel certificate dated less than ten days prior to travel (shop around - some veterinarians charge exorbitant amounts for these). Air freight fare for one or more hedgehogs in a small hard-sided front-opening travel container is usually $170 to $180.
Best wishes, Z. G. Standing Bear at The Flash and Thelma Memorial Hedgehog Rescue, Inc., in divide, Colorado USA
What cab do I take from JFK to brooklyn if I have a large dog carrier with me?
I adopted a dog in AZ and have scheduled to take the dog with me in a large carrier underneath the plane from AZ to NY. I don't have any friends to call with a large enough truck to carry the dog carrier in when I get to JFK. Any suggestions on cabs that are affordable that would take me to Brooklyn, NY prospect park area?
Question answered by BYBs and Crazies rule DS
You'll need to prearrange a cab or car service. In NYC, many cab drivers are Muslim and will not permit animals in their cabs, even if caged in the back of a van.
Start calling around to all the local cab companies to see if they can accomodate you and the pup.
Is there a service that will ship your pets on a small airplane ?
I heard of a charter service for your pets . They will transfer your pets personally for you so you dont have to worry about the big airlines
Question answered by ♥Aphrodite♥
Well, If you dont want them to sit with you or they are too big to, you can keep them in baggage area down below. Call the airlines you plan to fly out of and ask what there services are. Here is a site that is helpful when traveling with your pets: http://www.travelingpets.com/
Here are some rules that American Airlines has:
Pets Traveling In The Cabin
Please review the information below, then call Reservations at 800-433-7300 to check for availability and to make a reservation for the pet.
Accepted on domestic flights within the 48 contiguous United States, Alaska, Puerto Rico, St. Thomas and St. Croix.
Accepted from the U.S. to Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean provided the country of arrival permits entry.
No carry-on pets to/from Hawaii or Transatlantic/Transpacific or Central and South America.
See below for applicable Fees.
Charges are payable at the airport and the passenger must show the pet travel fee receipt at the departure gate.
The maximum size for cabin pet carriers is 23" long x 13" wide x 9" high. A pet kennel counts as either a passenger's one carry-on bag or personal item - a cabin pet Fee still applies, however.
Only one pet kennel per ticketed passenger may be accepted for travel in the cabin, as pets must stay under the seat in front of you during the entire flight.
Pet may not be removed from their kennel/container at any time while on-board the aircraft.
The kennel may contain two (2) dogs or two (2) cats but they must be the same species, ages between 8-weeks and 6-months, and weigh less than 20 lbs.
Animals must be able to stand up, turn around and lay down in a natural position in the kennel.
Soft-sided pet carriers are accepted as long as they are constructed of water-repellent, padded nylon with mesh ventilation on two or more sides.
Must be a minimum age of eight (8) weeks old for dogs and cats.
The maximum number of carry-on kennels allowed (on American Airlines flights accepting them) is seven per flight: two (2) in first class and five (5) in coach and/or business class. However, seeing eye/hearing service assist animals and search dogs are not counted in the maximum number allowed in the cabin.
On American Eagle and AmericanConnection®, two kennels (at most) are allowed depending on the aircraft - please contact Reservations before your flight.
American assumes no liability for the health or well-being of carry-on pets.
How to reserve a flight with a service dog?
I am planning on reserving tickets through a site like Orbitz because it is generally cheaper than ordering directly through the airline. Can I do this and then call the airline to notify them I have a service animal, so that they can provide bulkhead seating? Or do I have to order tickets directly from an airline for the accommodation?
Question answered by LolaMarigolda
There is generally a box you can click for needing "special assistance". That should open a clickable list of options that covers wheelchairs, human assistance, oxygen tanks, and SDs & ESAs. Once you get your confirmation number, you'll want to call the airline's toll-free number and inform them you will be traveling witha SD/ESA. They are allowed to require specific documentation 48hrs in advance, from those traveling with PSDs and ESAs. Some airlines are calling to confirm the letterholder is a patient and that the doc wrote the letter. For more info, see the SDC page concerning the Air Carrier Access Act.
I've found that sometimes it is best to check those sites then go into the airline's site to book. Often the airline's site is $10-15 less. Also, they generally run their specials starting on Tuesday
Does anyone know of a veterinarian in the Kansas City area that can make house calls? My cat refuses carriers
I moved here from Virginia where I had a vet come visit her for check-ups and to clip her nails. If anyone knows of a service with good doctors that can make house calls please let me know, thanks!
Question answered by macleod709
your best bet is to talk to friends, and neighbors in your area and see who they take their animals to. you can call up those places and talk to them about the house calls. some vets may make time to do that for you. another option could be try and get a harness and leash and leash train your cat and see if you could get her to the vet that way.
Flying with a service dog for the first time?
I have Asperger's and am taking my first plane flight with my service dog in 2 weeks (actually a 2 hour flight with a 1 hour layover and a 1.5 hour flight later). I don't really know what to expect or how I can make this better for both of us. Should I feed her in the morning? Should I walk her for longer the day before and morning of our trip? What should I do during the layover? Anything else?
Also, I'm worried that she will freak out at the airport with so many people around and that the plane noise will scare her. Obviously she is well-socialized, but she's never been a crowd of that many people for so long.
Question answered by A Hunch
The way you describe your dog, it appears more like a therapy dog not a service.dog.
- if it really is a service dog and you are afraid of having it in crowds, you need to make the trainers aware immediately of the problems.
There are a many resources for taking a service dog on a plane: google = tips for taking service dog on a flight.
If it is a therapy dog it will be treated like any other dog traveling. If it is less than 20lbs, it can stay in the passenger cabin in a carrier. You cannot take the animal out of the carrier. If the dog is more than 20lb it will need to fly in the cargo section of the plane
Is it true your dog can be considered a "companion animal" if you have high anxiety when flying?
My wife suffers from extreme anxiety when flying. One thing that helps is flying with our dog. This can be an troublesome and expensive addition to the travel arrangements (United charges $85 for a small dog each way). We've recently heard that your dog can be considered a companion animal and you don't have to pay the fee and you are allowed to take it out of the carrier and hold it while in flight. Is this an urban legend or is this true? It would definitely make our weekend travel plans more tolerable if it is. Does anyone know if we need a doctor's note or something for this privilage?
Question answered by Just Jess
Companin Animal is nothing but a fancy term for PET. Pets ARE NOT entitled to special prividleges when flying, nor are they covered under the Americians with Disablites Act (ADA).
Service Animals (most commonly dogs, but not always) are any animal **INDIVIDUALLY** (key word here) trained to assist a person with a disability.
Your dog, having no specific traning to assit with a disability, does not qualify as a Service Animal. Passing an animal off as a Service Animal when it isn't one is a federal offense punishable by heavy fines and possible jail time.
While Service Animals travel in the cabin for free, handlers must provide a health certificate for the animal. Also, the gate agent or FA has the final determination on whether or not the animal makes it onto the plane. They are allowed to ask what the animal is trained to do and can deny an animal based on poor behavior in the gate area.
Most airlines require that the animal remain on the cabin floor. Some airlines will allow the passenger to hold the animal on their lap as long as the animal is no bigger than a lap child.
Service Animals can not occupy an exit row, nor can they protrude into the foot space of another passenger. They can not protrude into the asile either.
Emotional Support Animals are the 'new thing' right now. ESAs are allowed to travel in the cabin like a Service Animal, HOWEVER, handlers are REQUIRED to have a letter of necessity from the handler's doctor or mental health provider. ESAs are not considered Service Animals as they are not individually trained to assist a person with a disability. Public buildings (resturants, cabs, buses, hospitals, hotels, etc) are allowed to deny entrance to ESAs.
Every ESA I've encountered (and there have been several) have been mean, nasty little things that disrupt everything around them with their poor behavior.
Your wife should talk to her doctor about what her best options are for her anxiety. Most anxiety can be treated with medications, espically if it's only in certian circumstances such as flying. ESAs are usually used for people who have severe anxiety and can not leave the house on their own.
There are many things you need to consider when flying with a Service Animal or ESA. Feeding schedules must be altered, some animals get nervous or frightened by the noise on the plane and must take sediatives. The handler must have proper medical documents for the animal and themselves if necessary. 'Elimination' needs (potty needs) must be taken into consideration. (Most airports do not have a convient place or Service Animals to eliminate, especially beyond security) Security screening takes twice as long and most TSA screeners do not know the proper protocol.
I have a Service Dog who I take with me when I travel. It is so much eaiser when I travel without him than when I travel with him. Traveling with him means security takes twice as long, I have to find a sutible place for him to potty, I can't check in using a kisok or online because my ticket require 'special handling', I can't feed him the night before or the morning of our flight and he can't have any water for 4-6 hours before the flight, I have to pay for a vet visit and health certificate, I have to deal with ignorant passengers who want to pet my dog or visit with him. The list goes on and on.