IPATA Scams on Pet Relocation
There is an organization out there that is benefiting at your expense. Action Pet Express in Greater Washington, DC, area, warns consumers against the seemingly benevolent business group called the International Pet and Animal Transportation Association (IPATA). He warns consumers against IPATA rip-offs in pet relocation service.
PET TRAVEL STORE in Ft Lauderdale, FL is a MAJOR RIP Off Most of the paperwork they sell you is TOTAL useless. ALL paperwork you ever need WORLDWIDE is FREE from your Vet; or USDA; and/or can be downloaded from the internet. Pet PASSPORTS are ONLY issued by Veterinarians in the European Union; NO where else in the world! Do NOT pay these criminals another penny….
IPATA is in VIOLATION of anti-trust laws with the FTC and in collusion with several airlines.
Why pay an IPATA 3rd party pet shipper $3000 to $5000 MORE than necessary for International Pet Relocations? We can save you BIG money with our experience and MORE honest approach!
Many IPATA pet shippers use scare tactics to encourage you to use their services. EXAMPLE: PENDER AIR in Chantilly, VA They state on their website that due to their TSA certification as an IAC Carrier that your pet receives special treatment and protection. THIS IS TOTAL BUNK! PENDER tries to strike fear into you. They say that your pet going to their facility for security check is much better. They say if you do NOT use PENDER that the security check at the airport is very dangerous. That the pet must be taken out of the kennel and could get away. And that by not using Pender that the pet could be exposed to going thru an x-ray machine. ALL of this are total FALSEHOODS! We are a KNOWN SHIPPER. Pets are NOT taken out of the kennel. Pets are NEVER exposed to x-rays machines.
ITEMIZATIONS: We provide a TOTAL ITEMIZATION of ALL charges BEFORE you sign up with us. Of course this is an estimate of total charges. Final charges are ALWAYS VERY close…. Mr James T Bacon, an Attorney for Pender, advises me that every Pender client receives an itemized INVOICE once the airline check in has been completed… A little late for you to make adjustments if the pet is already on its flight!!
ALL the above tactics are quite similar of most IPATA shippers…
We ask ONLY that you compare THEIR quotes with OURS…
We encourage pet owners or caregivers to bring pets to Dulles and meet us to complete shipping check-in, whenever possible. This is MUCH less stressful for pets… Also owner can remain with pets up to loading time, usually about 1 1/2 hrs before flight… We assist with security check in and all paperwork. Our charge for this is $250 which includes booking and all details. NO extra fees for booking, consultations, check in, etc… Compare this with all the other fees charged by other pet shippers. Our charges are an easy $1000 LESS than others… This is for airlines that require a pet shipper…. Some airlines, such as United do not require a pet shipper…. We can, of course, pickup the pet(s) from any location
to take to airport…
LISTEN UP… We will save you MUCH money on ALL pet shipments to USA coming thru Washington DC Dulles airport IAD… Do NOT allow foreign pet shipper to make arrangements for arrival at Dulles… They will contact a fellow IPATA member so your costs will go WAY up….
At least compare with what we will do for you and your beloved pet(s)!!!
Protest Price Fixing in Pet Shipping
Owner Jerry Mishler has more than 45 years of experience in the pet shipping business. He has seen what has been happening over the years. He says IPATA is trying to take over pet shipping by making it a requirement that people only do business with members of this association. This illegal action is in direct opposition to Federal Trade Commission rules.
A move in this direction came recently from Delta Air Lines. The company is no longer allowing pets as excess baggage, rather they must be counted as cargo. Another Delta requirement is that only IPATA members can book flights for international pet shipping. IPATA is working to get rid of the competition – independent shippers who charge far less for the same service.
Jerry urges you to contact the FTC and protest this price fixing. He finds that Air France and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines are in on this, too, as they are IPATA members who accept only bookings from other IPATA members.
The basic problem comes down to pricing. IPATA and other third-party pet shippers charge far more than independent companies, such as Action Pet Express, a difference that counts in the hundreds and thousands of dollars. He wants people to have the freedom to choose a company that charges honest rates for pet shipping service.
EXPERIMENTAL LABORATORIES AND LIVE ANIMALS
Many people have very negative feelings about the treatment of Live Animals at the various Laboratories ! They often do NOT want to do ANY business with anyone associated with these Labs !
We are listing many IPATA members who actively solicit live animal transport to these Experimental Laboratories…. You may vary well want to re-consider doing business with these firms !!
- A 1 Pet Taxi Pennsylvania
- ADCOM, Tampa, FL
- AARK Air Chicago
- AIR ANIMAL Tampa, FL 3rd party pet shipper
- AIRBORNE ANIMALS New Jersey 3rd party pet shipper
- Air Pets Dallas-Ft Worth TX
- AMERICAN EXPEDITING CO USA Country Wide Courier Service
- ANIMAILERS Washington DC Area
- ANIMAL ARK Chicago
- ANIMALS AWAY Boston, NYC, LAX 3rd party pet shipper
- AVICO LOGISTICS BEVIS BRO Los Angeles
- CHARLOTTE PET SERVICES, Charlotte, NC 3rd party pet shipper
- AKA Continentalpetrelocation.com
- COME SIT STAY PET RESORT Colorado
- CUSTOM KARE KENNELS TN 3rd party pet shipper
- Live Animal Transportation Service, Houston Tx
- ISLAND PET MOVERS Hawaii
- JET-A-PET Nationwide 3rd party pet shipper
- LUXE Pet Brockton, MA
- Manoir Kanisha Montreal, Canada
- MERSANT INTERNATIONAL Nation Wide
- PCS Pets Chapel Hill, NC
- PET AIR, Kansas City, MO
- Pet Air Carrier Atlanta
- Pet Chauffeur New York City
- PET EXPRESS San Francisco 3rd party pet shipper
- PET WAGON North Carolina
- PETS FLY Phoenix, Dallas and Denver
- Professional Pet Transport Philadelphia
- SAFELY THERE ANIMAL TRANSPORT Colorado
- SMART DOG Parker, CO
- STARWOOD ANIMAL TRANSPORT Boston, Houston, Nationwide 3rd party shipper
- Universal Pet Travel Torrance, CA
- VIP PET TRANSPORT Portland, OR 3rd party pet shipper
- WE GET PETS Raleigh, NC
- WORLDCARE PET TRANSPORT NY and Worldwide 3rd Party Shipper
- WORLD WIDE PET TRANSPORT Roslyn, NY
Action Pet Express does NOT, under any circumstances, provide any transport to these Experimental Labs.
Contact Action Pet Express to find out about IPATA rip-offs in pet shipping.