Cat carriers are available in various hard plastic and soft nylon-mesh styles. Cat carriers are also available in convenient travel tote models that resemble gym bags. These totes quickly convert from a carrying tote to a pet bed and also to a car seat with seat belt loops secure the carrier to any vehicle seat. The adjustable hand and shoulder strap make it easy to carry your cat anywhere - tote-style.
Hard carriers are made from molded plastic; they have ventilation holes in the sides and top, steel grilled doors in the front and can be wiped clean with a damp cloth.
Soft carriers are made of nylon blends they have meshed ventilation and zippered mesh doors, most are machine washable.
When purchasing a crate or carrier make sure it's the proper size for your cat. It should be big enough to allow her to move around comfortably within, but not so big that she'll be shifted around during travel. If you are transporting Fluffy by car make sure not to secure the carrier with a seatbelt so that she's not tossed about while the car is in motion.
It is of the utmost importance to label your cat's carrier with your name, address, phone number and the cat's name, just in case you are separated during travel.
Cat carriers typically range from $15 to $150 online.