I have a cat and I know they get very anxious while left at home for a while or taken to a strange place. However, I have family members that can come over once a day to feed and clean her litter box.
I have two options. Take my cat on an hour and a half drive to a mountain house where she has never been for 3 days. OR I could leave my cat at my house and have family take care of her each day. Side note: my cat has never been to a strange place besides the occasional vet visit.