> I am thinking of applying for a job with my company that is in Australia.
> There location would be Melbourne. I have two black cats about 5 years old.
> I know there are strict quarantine regulations in Australia. I also heard
> that most apartments don't allow cats in Australia. These cats are strictly
> indoor. I don't think my wife could part with out cats.
> Is there a place where I could stay with my cats? Is there plenty of places
> to find food and litter in Australia? I've only been going by what I've
> seen on the newsgroups, but is moving to Australia with my cats a good idea
> at all? I am interested if my information is true.
The current quarantine period for cats coming into to Australia from
the UK is 1 month - I do not know how long the quantine period for
cats from the US would be. You might be wise to find out what the
return quarantine period is too if you plan on heading home at some
point in your cat's future.
No, we don't have cat food or kitty litter in Australia. Generally
speaking, most people let their cats go down to the local supermarket
and pick their own food - their is a good range of butchers, fish
mongers and poutltry shops. As for toilet habits - cats here tend to
share the toilet facilities with their owners. Sorry, couldn't help
it. Yes you will find pretty much the same range of products here that
you get in the US, give or take a few products.
Most apartments do not allow pets. Most rental properties have a
standard policy of no pets but usually these policies have been
drafted by the property managers not the property owners so it is
always good to ask - you'll find many don't mind cats. You won't find
it difficult to get somewhere to stay with cats but you might have to
look at a few more properties to find one. I wouldn't worry too much
about this (speaking from my own and my friends' with cats