Biggest Scam of ALL:
U.S. Government and TSA are requiring ONLY known pet shippers (ALL IPATA members) to be able to ship pets TO USA as cargo... The fact that our own Gov't does NOT trust the people shedding their blood for our defense... to ship their own pets... The Gov't doesn't trust their own State Department families to ship their own pets. This is CRIMINAL.. IPATA LOVES it.. Their members are getting RICH at your expense. Most of these foreign countries HATE America, yet TSA trusts these people with your pets. Something WRONG here.. You can STOP using IPATA 3rd party shippers to begin with.. Americans should rise up against these policies. If you can still arrange yourself to bring pets as excess baggage, you should be able as cargo!! There are NO real security problems here. IPATA has snowed TSA into believing there are problems. IPATA is out to gouge you any way they can.
Do you REALLY want to trust your beloved pets to a Pet Shipping company whose own employees have the following to say?
Why pay Happy Tails in Tucson over $800 for a consultation (we are FREE)? They want 30 days to do a booking. We can usually do within 48 hours.
BEWARE!! Pet shippers who refuse to Itemize This is how they rip you off for MEGA BUCKS We ALWAYS completely ITEMIZE ALL Charges.
MOST Pet Shippers will try to provide a quote to you, WITHOUT asking for maximum outside 3 dimensions of EACH kennel. If they do this, then you know this is a RIPOFF. Dimensions, as well as the actual weight of each pet AND kennel, is essential in order to provide a honest shipping cost estimate.... DEMAND a complete ITEMIZATION of ALL charges....
DOOR TO DOOR Service = BIG BANG RIPOFF to You....The door to door services promoted by most 3rd party shippers is a HUGE ripoff, and SHOULD be AVOIDED.... They jack up the quotes they get from the people who will actually be doing the transport. You can CONTACT DIRECTLY the very same local petshippers and save MEGA bucks......
Relocation Service Fees are another MAJOR RIPOFF by many pet shippers. These are fees just to talk with you. They are NOT applied to your job.. We speak to you for FREE... We make NO consultation or booking fees... You might think you are getting something extra by paying these fees.... You are. Just more B.S...... Happy Tails in Tucson is a major player in this Relocation Consultation fee RIP OFF
A VERY serious situation exists. Puppies (who do NOT even exists) are being offered for sale on the internet. Innocent people are asked to send money by western union. Then there is NO way to trace. Emails are exchanged and the 'New Owner' thinks someone like myself will be delivering the pup. And, there is NO pup. Most of these scams originate in Cameroon and Nigeria. Many of these ads appear on www.puppyfind.com DO NOT RESPOND The internet is overflowing with scam alerts. Read some for yourself.
puppy dog scam in cameroon
www.terrificpets.com (click on scam alert)
www.humanesociety.org then search: pet scams
www.scambusters.org SEARCH: internet fraud then, search for: Pet Scams
These scams include, but not limited to: dogs, cats, monkeys, birds of all kinds !!
Shipping Pets to IRELAND!!!
Aer Lingus insists that you MUST do pet move bookings thru:
Pet Express in San Francisco ONLY.... This will be super expensive for you. Avoid using this firm... Ship your pets to Ireland on: British Air, Lufthansa, United or Delta.... Will be MUCH cheaper for you. You can quite often do your own booking. If you need help, we will book for you at NO CHARGE.
A Major 3rd party shipper is located in Kansas City, MO Named: Pet Air, aka flypets...
Really has some wild gimmicks to look out for: Preferred Customer Shipping Specials;
Select City Specials; White Glove Service. You will pay VERY heavely with this company.
They must also use outsourced pet shippers in cities other than Kansas City. I still advocate contacting pet shippers, yourself, in cities of origin and/or destination. You will save mega bucks doing so... This company also arranges transportation for innocent animals to the experimental labs !
Still best, in most cases, to visit: www.ipata.org and find pet shippers yourself in the cities you need to use..... This is what 3rd party shippers do, then, charge you mega bucks for their 'service'....
One of the more egocentric members of the 3rd party pet shipper clan within: IPATA is: AIR ANIMAL in Tampa, FL. Owned by a Veterinarian. They continue to promote the fact that they are an IATA AirCargo Agency; and, endorsed and appointed by Cargo Network Services..... Of course this is all bunk..... Being a member of these organizations does NOTHING to assist you with pet shipping. They may use this to justify their super expensive program ... They too are available ONLY with banker's hours: 9 to 5 weekdays..... What do you do when you need to contact them with an urgent question during OFF hours?
So interesting that they attempt to provide pet shipping to our Military, and use Military terms; while having NO veterans on their staff !!! At least, if they do, they are NOT proud enough to announce this..... I AM a proud veteran.......
I might add that, Air Animal, owned by Dr Woolf, a Veterinarian, actively solicits transportation of innocent live animals to Experimental Labs....
This should certainly cause you to re-consider using any of these firms on p. 18.
Dr Walter Woolf - Air Animal, Tampa, FL 813.251.1419 813.390.3256
URGENT NOTICE: IPATA now wants to STOP excess baggage pet shipments. They want to enforce CARGO ONLY pet shipments. And, they want it mandatory that ONLY IPATA members be used.... Your costs will Skyrocket..... We have the documentation that proves this.....
ANIMAL LAND PET MOVERS of Atlanta, GA continues to advertise that they have offices in Hong Kong, Johannesburg, London, Los Angeles, and Sydney. This is a GIANT TOTAL LIE!! They ONLY have an office in Atlanta. They consider the fact they belong to IPATA that they can consider other IPATA members as their own offices. IPATA is aware of this mis-adventure but refuses to address the issue.
For those of you who have been scammed, or, nearly scammed, and for those who think no one should ever be scammed: PLEASE contact the following people at IPATA and ask why IPATA does NOT do something more constructive about putting a stop to these scammers......
Sally Smith, current Pres of IPATA: 888.773.5767 or 908.303.4656
Walter Woolf, next Pres of IPATA: 813.390.3256 or 813.251.1419
BJ McGee scam person at IPATA: 903.769.2847 firstname.lastname@example.org
Kristy Scott ipata adm. ass't 559.925.1109 email@example.com
Kim IPATA communications: 789.223.4042 firstname.lastname@example.org
If asked to buy insurance, or, any kind of 'refundable' insurace is 'required', rest assured it is a SCAM......
The following email was from Beverly Hills Puppies. They are apparently a VERY big Puppy Mill operation... Something to be avoided totally!!! I tried to alert IPATA to this. I sent this to both: Dr Walter Woolf of Air Animal in Tampa. This firm should be AVOIDED AT ALL COST!! They are NOT interested in your welfare. ONLY, charging you VERY high charges, and are NOT interested in addressing the scam and puppy mill issues!!