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Will anyone do taxidermy on a domestic cat?

Discussion in 'Lifesize Mammals' started by kedwards, Jun 5, 2014.

  1. kedwards

    kedwards New Member

    I am a veterinarian near Portland, Oregon. I have a client whose 21 year old cat just passed away and would like to preserve the body. I have contacted several taxidermists in the area and they do not do domestic animals and do not know of a taxidermist that will. One taxidermist suggested this website to get a contact.
    Thank you!
  2. Look under suppliers, and freeze drying. You will find some companies that specialize in pets

  3. Tanglewood Taxidermy

    Tanglewood Taxidermy Well-Known Member

    More than likely it will need to be sent out of state.
  4. I do them but typically not wholesale as I would prefer to talk to the customer personally and make sure I know exactly what they are requesting and that they know exactly what to expect. I would not say I am a pet specialist by any means but I have freeze dried a few of them, hard to tell them no when they come in person and you have a freeze dryer (and an employee to do the dirty work). Typically they request you do not dispose of the organs so I put them in a little baggie in a nice box and freeze them until they pick up the finished product then they can bury the organs.
    One piece of advise. If the customer requests the organs not be removed and you find a person who says they will freeze dry the specimen with the organs in tact or worse yet that it will not lead to problems, consider that a red flag and don't let them touch any of your customer's work. Some will say anything to get work in the door and don't care what happens when it leaves the door.
    Good Luck!!
  5. Paul B

    Paul B Active Member

    Someone on here posted a mount of a house cat mounted conventionally a few months back, one of the best I've seen.
  6. Rick Carter

    Rick Carter Administrator

  7. smittys llc

    smittys llc New Member

    2500.00 customer ready in 60 days or less ;)
  8. Paul B

    Paul B Active Member

    That's the one Rick, very nice.
  9. Diehl2229

    Diehl2229 All Critters & Pets Freeze Dry LLC

    I'll do it. Freeze drying is really the best way. But would need to talk to the cats owner. I agree don't let just anyone do your clients pet.
  10. huntleyandrea

    huntleyandrea Freeze Dry by C & Co., LLC

    We can do pets - large and small. We have done many cats before, they take about 4-5 months in the machine and turn out great. We are Freeze Dry by C & CO, LLC and we are located in Michigan. We don't freeze dry the animal whole, either. Our process is as minimally invasive as possible.

    Just pack and ship frozen and insulate well, use a 2-day service for shipping and ship early in the week so the package doesn't sit in a warehouse over the weekend.

    For a cat in a lying down eyes closed-type pose we charge around 700. This is for an average-sized cat. An extremely large or overweight cat would cost more, as do other poses besides the one mentioned above.

    Check out our pet section of our website www.freezedrybycathy.com

    We are happy to share references and contact info of our past customers who have used our service for pet preservation.

    Andrea Huntley

    [email protected]

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  11. Paul I

    Paul I New Member

    Rick Carter did the best cat mount I have ever seen.Look up the photo.