We have planned to move overseas next year for a while to spend time with family due to family health problems. The only issue is we have two cats and currently looking into our options. We're not sure how long we will go for by should be a minimum of 6 months. Additional info - we own our home and will be looking to rent it out for the duration of our trip.
Options so far include:
- moving them with us (slightly reluctant as we don't know how long we will be gone for, also could be traumatic for them, may affect what we can rent overseas and it's an expensive process)
- renting them with the house (if we had friends / friends of friends that are willing to take care of them in exchange for slightly cheaper rent)
- some sort of long term fostering arrangement. (Not sure if this even exists?)
Has anyone got any advice or experience in a similar situation? I don't want to give them up but scared of the upheaval of an overseas move will have on them.
Definitely don't want to surrender them as it's effectively signing their death warrant (or so I've been told). So far no friends and families are interested in taking them on but will keep asking.