I know, I hear horror stories all the time... I know someone who ordered a chinese water dragon from basically the reptile equivalent of aquabid... The stupid breeder put in an ice pack instead of a heat pack...He was FROZEN SOLID, stiff as a ROCK! She immediately assumed he was dead and was just in tears, but her boyfriend heated him slowly in warm water...somehow he made an incredible recovery!! He's alive today!
Right now it seems driving is an impossibility unless someone responsible decides to drive as well. The only person driving is just...Well, you know how you 'might' end up with a dead betta? I WILL end up with a dead betta if I leave it up to HIM!! He has left his dogs locked in the car in over 100 degree weather, trust me, he won't take care of my fish. I am hoping and praying someone else will drive, maybe I'll meet a friend this year who lives in my area who is driving home? But that's a long way away, I'll keep thinking about it and asking around, but it isn't like it is going to be decided now or anything.