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This is how to send kittens from Europe


Look at the pictures first to make sure it is the defect of this topic. There are variants to the example in the pictures, but you should not send kittens with only umbilical hernias and/or cleft palates.


Take pictures

Weigh the kitten

Check for gender if possible

Put the kitten/kittens in the freezer



To send the frozen kitten to research:

Put the kitten in triple ordinary plastic bags "ziplock" with coldkeeping material, such as one of the freezing block that you usually put in your cool bag.

Wrap some absorbent material (papertowels etc) around it.

Put this in a padded envelope.

Place a copy of "Study Form" ,a copy of "Customs Letter" that you have completed and a copy of "Importtillstånd" (the last one is an import licens regarding animal tissues to Sweden)

Take copies of the parents pedigrees and place in the envelope, Put all the paperwork in a ziplock bag.

All is confidential and the information about pedigrees will only be used by Dr Casal and Dr Lindgren.

If possible, send DNA-test from any of the parents, if you aren't able to take the test and send it with the kitten(s), you can send it later. Buccal swabs are enough.



Send all to:

Gabriella Lindgren

Institutionen för Husdjursgenetik, VHC


Box 7023

750 07 Uppsala



The best day to send is on a monday.

Send it with express mail, (not economy) This way it reach Dr Lingren the fastest way.


If the postoffice wants to know what it is, don't tell them it's a kitten. Tell them that it's tissues


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