This is how to send kittens within the United States
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” that you have completed.
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
If possible, send a EDTA blood sample from any of the parents,
Send all to:
Margret Casal, Dr med vet, PhD, DECAR
Section of Medical Genetics/Room 4018
University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine
3850 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 191046010
The best day to send is on a monday.
Send it with express mail, (not economy) This way it reach Dr Casal 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