Ferry good news for pet owners

By a County Press reporter

Tuesday, January 14, 2014


DOGS and pets carried in RSPCA approved containers can now travel free on Red Funnel’s Red Jet service between Cowes and Southampton thanks to a new year deal offered by the company.

Meanwhile, on the passenger vehicle ferry service between East Cowes and Southampton, dogs can travel in a designated area of the main passenger lounge on B deck, as well as in the pet area on A deck.

Jonathan Green, sales and marketing director for Red Funnel, said: "Red Funnel welcomes pet owners and to help cope with growing demand on the East Cowes/Southampton route, we are waiving charges for pets on the Red Jets from Cowes.

"On the vehicle service, we have listened carefully to customers and the new policy will improve the experience for pet owners ahead of the new high-spec pet lounge announced for Red Falcon as part of her new look in April."

The changes apply immediately but pet owners are being advised to read the company’s pet policy before travelling on www.redfunnel.co.uk/petpolicy

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