I may not be a familiar name on these forums but I read up on a lot of things here. Anyway, here is my dilema. I'm in the military, stationed in Spain, and we are moving back to the US in July to North Carolina but headed home to Arizona for a quick visit with family. The military contracts a flight straight from my current base to the east coast with a limited number of pets each flight. Well I was told by the agent the flight I was assigned to had no more available slots for pets, even though I was in a different area of the same office the next day, when i overheard the same agent i was working with talking to her friend while she was making reservations for her three cats on the same flight. Pisses me off. It is what it is. Many people advised me to give her up to the local pound or give her away, however, that is NOT an option for me. A quoted price from petrelocation.com was in the $7000 range for a door to door trip for her. Obviously being in the military I can't afford that. I'm still waiting on a new quote from Madrid to NYC/ATL/PHL or any major east coast hub . My question is, does anyone have any experience with international pet shipment or can give me some advice??? Thank you?