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Can Cremated Pet Remains be shipped via container?

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I have some household goods being shipped to the Azores soon and was wondering if crenated Cat remains (sealed urns) are ok and legal to include in the shipment.

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@daveinva I don’t know about cat remains in particular, but I brought my mother’s remains with me on our flight from the United States. I checked with United Airlines and they said it was fine – I just needed to inform TSA as I went through Security that they were cremated remains, which I did. They swabbed the box after passing it through Security and I was on my way. She traveled in the overhead on our flight to Lisbon and went through Customs with no issues.

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@gardi I brought one of my cats cremated remains that way also with United. TSA actually opened the urn and tested a sample. The other cats remains are at a friends house in the US until I figure out how to get them here.

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@daveinva Wow! I’m surprised TSA did that. With us, after going through the scanner they pulled the box off to the side, did the swab test and put it in their machine and, once it passed, I was on my way. Good luck!

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