How does this work?

This is a special place for Catsters to help Catsters arrange for community transport of rescues or cats being re-homed. Even though we love our community, please remember this is the Internet. Be sure not to post personal information publicly or share it prematurely; always use your best judgment when working with people unknown to you. Thanks for helping our furry friends get to their furrever homes!


RESPECT The- Star!
Purred: Sat Sep 27, '08 6:24am PST 
How does the Catster Railroad work? Never even heard of
it until I saw it on here, and only just noticed this section.

Are there set schedules, days, times? How do you hook up
with someone if your running a part of a run? Who pays
for the gas? Are carriers provided? How do you know
your handing the cat/kitten to the right person?

Sorry if any of these questions sound stupid.

But I am willing to help. I am in the Syracuse NY area, and
travel to shows, all over NY, PA, NJ, CT, MA.

So was wondering how all this works.


I'm bringing- sexy back
Purred: Sat Sep 27, '08 9:10pm PST 
Hey Bumpurr. That is so nice of you to want to help. You can probably get some answers in the Catster/Dogster railroad group. I will send you an invitation.

I haven't done a leg yet as I rarely, if ever, see calls for them out here in Oregon. I think for the most part people or rescue groups post asking for help and then you respond and find out the details.

Sorry I don't have much more info but the group will for sure.


RESPECT The- Star!
Purred: Mon Sep 29, '08 2:34pm PST 
Hey Diego! Thanks for the invite, I joined. big grin

Still don't know the rules, lol, but guess I will find out if I am needed. big grin
Going to a show in Palmer PA, kinda near Allentown, this weekend, and
riding with someone, but if its an emergency, will see what we can work
out. cheer

I tend to be overly pickey/protective of Bumpurr when we go to shows, I
usually go by myself, but catch a ride when I can, saves on gas for all of us.
Most I travel with are pretty used to it, and the ones that aren't, find out
real quick. wave Ran across that situation, when someone needed an
emergency ride home from a show, gave me a little of a hard time, told
them they could ride on the roof, lol. laugh out loud

I figure, I put Bumpurr in the car, its my responsibility to get him there
and back safetly, and comfortably. So I would be the same, about anyone's
cat I transported. Safety first.

I pretty much quit showing/traveling when the bad weather hits, not
going to put his life in danger. way to go

Ah, the person I hand the cat off to, is going to need 6 forms of ID, and a
note from the president, lol, lol, lol. laugh out loud laugh out loud laugh out loud

Alfiechinaca- t - UK

Flip...Ded Gud- Innit !!
Purred: Mon Sep 29, '08 4:21pm PST 
Hi Bumpurr, your mum sounds just like my mum...We do Shows in UK and Europe and Mum did take a friends cat to Germany an even though she new who de New owner was ( A judge ) she wanted proof / id etc ..grins. Purrs Alfie


RESPECT The- Star!
Purred: Tue Sep 30, '08 4:09pm PST 
So cool to meet a fellow show person from the UK. There is another person
on here who shows in Japan. Do you show CFA or TICA? wave applause way to go


Sweater Eater!- Nom!
Purred: Tue Oct 28, '08 9:41am PST 
Oh! Who shows in Japan?! I'm in Japan once a year or so and I would LOVE to go to a cat show there.

Athena (In- Memory)

Purrs and Love

Purred: Wed Oct 29, '08 9:17pm PST 
Coco, I believe Burnpurr is referring to

Harvey & Family

They live and show in Japan.


Bonnie the- Beautiful &- Bonnie Lass
Purred: Tue Mar 3, '09 2:17am PST 
I'd also like to know how this works. We begin traveling (for Renaissance Faires LOL) leaving Tucson, AZ on March 23 heading towards Dallas, TX. 2 months later (approx) we leave there and slowly head up toward Ohio (Northern)... again after 6 weeks - 2 months, we head over to Minnepolis, MN... 2 months later head down to near Houston, TX.... ALOT of miles I'm sure we could find room in one of our 2 vehicles for a spare cat or two heading somewhere to their new home??

While my four travel in the back of my SUV with a Cat Guard gate up (can't have all 4 wanting to "help" me drive), there's an indent in the back end for their kitty box, we bungie cord lock their carriers down, but do open the doors as we are on the road for maybe 3 days at a time with nightly "stop" inside our 5th wheel we tow with another vehicle...

Yes, I too would like to know and picky?? YOU BET!!! These are trusted little lives on the line, I freak out when I hear people say they let cats OUTSIDE!! omg *faint*