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cat travel from ottawa to TO

Discussion in 'TRIBE Main Forum' started by Quirkz, Aug 25, 2003.

  1. Quirkz

    Quirkz TRIBE Member

    I showed up at the bus terminal this morning only to be told I could not take my cat on the bus.. Turns out the train does not allow them either. Before I spend 230$ on a plane ticket (total, inc. cat fee) does anybody know of anything that may be easier or cheaper??
  2. Jennika

    Jennika TRIBE Member

    rent a car?
  3. finary

    finary TRIBE Promoter

    yeah, rent a car. honestly it'd only be for a day. probably even cheaper than the bus/train!

    hopefully you're over 23
    hopefully you have a VISA that pays your insurance for you

    look for deals, there are HUGE differences between rental costs per dealer.
  4. The Watcher

    The Watcher TRIBE Member

    Hell.. for 225$ I'll drive you and your cat there... and we can blast music the whole way.
  5. PolishPrincess

    PolishPrincess TRIBE Member

    leave your cat and go?
  6. Stan

    Stan TRIBE Member

    Hide your cat in your bum?
  7. Strap it to the top of the bus when the driver isn't looking?
  8. labRat

    labRat TRIBE Member


    they don't call 'em CATapults for nothin'
  9. Silvershadow

    Silvershadow TRIBE Member

    How long will you be gone? If it's 3 days or less, I'd say rent a car.

    Car rental at Hertz = $30 per day + $10-$20 insurance per day (optional)

    Bus ticket = $60 each way.
  10. Stan

    Stan TRIBE Member

    Do you have one of those kitty carriers? Or are you just trying to bring your cat as-is?

  11. finary

    finary TRIBE Promoter

    what if the cat has to go to the bathroom?

    thats a long trip.
    could be a long SMELLY trip. hehe.
  12. Silvershadow

    Silvershadow TRIBE Member

    The crate is irrelevant. If you go to the Greyhound OR the Via Rail sites, it says no pets (Via allows pets on CERTAIN routes, but Ottawa/Toronto isn't one of them).

    It DOES make sense, when you think about it... if I was allergic to cats, I wouldn't want to be stuck on a bus with a cat for 6 hours. Not to mention the bathroom issue.

    Leaving your cat behind for a few days isn't the end of the world... I leave my cat alone for up to 4 days, and she's fine. I just leave a whole crapload of food for her and lots of water (in containers that she won't tip over... leaving 2 containers is best, in case one does get knocked over).

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