Planes, trains, buses and your pets

Make sure you check ahead before traveling with Fido or Fluffy
Illustration by Judy Keenan.

The Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority (CCRTA) website stated that only service animals could ride their buses.  This policy, when posted on the Facebook page,caused some readers to react with outrage.  Thomas Cahir, the Administrative Manger of the CCRTA was asked about their pet policy and reacted with puzzlement. 

Bus policy clarified

It seems the policy, as he understands it, does allow pets,providing they are in secure cages and that this policy was notconveyed by the CCRTA webmaster.  And so, he notified the webmaster andthe policy for CCRTA now reads:  "Pets: service animals are welcome,but pets are not allowed unless in a secure carrier."

Mr. Cahir says this does not include snakes.  Bring your birds,gerbils, ants, iguanas, cats, dogs, and ferrets but leave your snake athome with the horse and elephant.

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