To make a long story short, unless a dream job appears in the next three weeks, I'm going to the U.K to work. (Sort of.)
The thing of it is, my two cats will have to be in quarantine for 5 months.
FIVE FUCKING MONTHS.
This is with all their paperwork and a signature from the Ministry of Agriculture here in Thailand.
Now, the problem is this: I don't plan on spending the full 5 months in the U.K. I'm just there for the summer.
HOWEVER..once the kitties are in the country, I can get them a pet passport that will allow them to travel with documentation inside all of the EU. Since it's pretty much only the EU and the U.S (which doesn't have pet passports as far as I'm aware) that demand such obscene quarantine times, I think this might be a good idea. I don't know where I'm going after the summer in the U.K, but all the countries I'm considering are either in the EU or places with a more rational processing time.
Is it best for my cats to get it over with now to make things easier in the future?
Should I just have a friend take care of them for the three months I'm away and hope I don't take work in the EU after this summer? Other places I'm looking at are only a few days to a few weeks quarantine....it's 50-50 whether I'll end up there or elsewhere in the EU.
How hard is quarantine on pets?