After a climate controlled flight on British Airways, formerly homeless cats Binx and Little Girl have arrived safely at their East Sussex home. United Kingdom residents Brian and Jenny Port adopted the siblings from Suncoast Humane Society in a long-distance adoption story that is the first of its kind at the Society.
The Ports report that the pair has found a cozy nook by the radiator in their new home where they know they can rest comfortably without being disturbed. Somewhat surprisingly, usually shy Little Girl is being more outgoing than bold Binx in their new setting, but Binx is his normal affectionate self when he wants to be. They are both settling in very well.
According to our Executive Director Phil Snyder, “We have experienced many heartwarming adoption stories. I remember one special situation where one of our dogs went to New York City. This, however, an adoption from England, is a first.”
The Ports had fallen in love with the cats while visiting Englewood, Florida in February 2015. They returned to England without adopting them, but kept an eye on the cats on our website, www.humane.org. Realizing that the felines were still needing a home, the Ports contacted us in April 2015 to discuss the possibility of adopting them. After our adoption staff approved them for the adoption, they set out to arrange safe transportation for the cats to England. We held the cats in our adoption cattery for an additional 20 days to comply with international travel laws regarding pets. During that time Binx and Little Girl had more time to get a better grasp on the Queen’s English via help from our cat cuddler volunteers.