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Hurricane Eta

Due to Hurricane Eta’s path toward Tampa, FL, Air Animal’s office will close at 1 p.m. ET Nov. 11, 2020. We expect to reopen at 8 a.m. on Nov. 12. Please visit to request a pet move proposal. If you have a move in progress, please reach out to your pet move manager for assistance. Their phone numbers are listed in your pet move documents. Thank you.

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Transport Capacity Limited for Purchased and Adopted Pets During COVID Crisis

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Millions are staying safe at home across the United States and spending lots of time on social media staying connected with family and friends. Then, those ads tugging heart strings slowly roll through the feed. “Puppies for Sale.” “Cute Kittens!” “Perfect Pets for Adoption.” While buying or rescuing a pet online sounds great, getting the pet to you is not inexpensive.

Airline cargo capacity for pet transport is very limited now. Flying small pets in the passenger cabin is only permitted when pets have health certificates and are accompanied by paying passengers. Ground transport over long distances is expensive. The air or ground transportation costs to bring that purchased or rescued pet home can exceed the cost of the animal.

Specific breeds of dogs, cats and birds may not fly on many major passenger airlines. The restrictions usually ban mushy-faced pets and those with known breathing issues. Check the airline websites for "banned pet breeds" to see their specific rules.

Local Humane Society shelters are essential services to the community and are open. Meet and fall in love with your next pet only a short car ride away. Or find a local AKC-registered breeder.

We’re answering all inquiries and accepting online requests or personalized pet moving proposals. When airlines begin accepting bookings for our furry, feathered and scaled friends we will email updated proposals to all those who have inquired. We are cautiously optimistic that passenger airline cargo capacities will gradually improve late in the second and through the third quarter.

We are committed to working with you to help you through these extraordinary times. Air Animal is open. Please stay in touch. Our dedicated pet move managers in Tampa and Orlando are working from home and ready to speak with you Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. EDT. Our thoughts are with you and your family as we all work to stay safe and healthy through this worldwide health crisis.

4120 W Cypress Street
Tampa, FL 33607
(800) 635-3448

5796 Hoffner Avenue #603
Orlando, FL 32822
(407) 985-4674
(844) 632-7930

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