FAQ’s

Bringing Us Cats

Travel With Pets

Do YOU have a question?

Any questions, however large or small, please don’t hesitate to ask!

Bringing a rescued cat to PuRR Project

It is essential to first check with the shelter administrator at info@purrproject.com to see if we have space and are currently accepting felines!! Our goal is to find Forever Homes for rescues through our adoption program, but the sad truth is that many will never leave the shelter. They may simply get passed over for adoption as cute kittens, or they may be too feral or have special needs that make it difficult to find homes and we are then committed to caring for them for life.

Procedure for kittens

Contact our site administrator. Why? Each kitten donation is a little bit different depending upon the specifics of the kitten/kittens (ie; some are too young for the vaccines, etc…). You’ll be asked to make an appointment.

Procedure for adult cats

  • Have the cat spayed or neutered at a local veterinarian’s office
  • Vaccinate the cat with the 3 standard vaccines (the vet will know)
  • Have the cat de-wormed and flea free
  • Ask the vet to prepare a “Carnet” or tracking card where the vet signs that all of the procedures above have been completed noting the dates
  • Email our site administrator at: info@purrproject.com to make arrangements to hand over the cat to our vet or a volunteer

** Rescued felines only — No pets please

Monetary donation requested to receive a rescued feline

We are so proud of the work we do at PuRR Project! We are not government funded but instead run solely on donations. We have our doors open because of generous people who donate money to our cause. Without donations we would have to close our doors and so many felines would suffer as a result. When we ask you for a monetary donation when you bring a cat to us, please understand why.

We request a donation of $120 US dollars or the equivalent in Mexican Pesos per cat received. On the day of your appointment, it is important to bring your donation, the tracking card – and of course the kitty! Your donation is greatly appreciated and will contribute to keeping our shelter up and running so that we may continue to receive rescued felines in the future.

Travel with Animals

Many folks vacation to Puerto Vallarta and during their stay… a homeless cat or dog is found! What do you do? Take it home with you of course! Here are a few tips as to what steps should be taken to make sure your new family member receives the frequent flyer miles he/she so deserves. IT’S EASY! Please consult with your airline as each one has different criteria.

1. A Health Certificate: (carta de salud) is required by all airlines and can be easily obtained from any vet.

  • In Canada, a Rabies Vaccine is required for pets over 12 weeks of age
  • Common tests on stray dogs that you may have rescued would be PARVO and DISTEMPER
  • Ask your vet what YOUR animal needs to be able to fly home with you

2. Make a reservation: You must reserve a spot on the plane for your animal. You can even do this after your flight is booked… so if you find an animal that you want to take back after your flight is booked, you probably CAN! Just check with your airline.

3. Small animals: can fly in the cabin under the seat in front of you. Your airline will provide the details (hard or soft kennel – and size restrictions)

4. Larger animals: need to fly in cargo.
Again, your airline will provide the details. If your animal must go in cargo, DO check with your airline – especially on “temperature restrictions” for departure and arrival as it is NOT safe for animals to fly during some months (extreme summer heat in Vallarta or extreme winter cold up north)

5. Airline blackout dates:
Most airlines have these in place for the safety of animals that fly in cargo due to extremes in temperatures, or during busy seasons (Christmas, Easter…). Check with your airline.

NOTE: Kennels are more affordable in supermarkets in Canada and the US than in Vallarta… so if you KNOW you are going to rescue an animal, consider purchasing your kennel up north and bring it down to Vallarta ’empty’ with you. Check with your airline to see if they would accept an empty kennel on your trip down to Vallarta… and if there is a charge to do this.

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