Our owner, Jerry, points to three groups who are the culprits in pet shipping scams. These include the U.S. government, the Transportation Security Administration, and the International Pet and Animal Transportation Association (IPATA). The problem begins with TSA requirements that limit animal relocation service to known pet shippers, meaning IPATA members.
It is an outrage that the government does not trust people, such as military members and State Department employees, to ship their own pets. However, third-party shippers, which make up IPATA’s membership, do have the government’s approval. Protest these policies by using an independent shipper. An independent shipper, such as this independent pet shipper, skips the third-party middlemen, which results in prices that are hundreds and thousands of dollars cheaper.