GET: Groupe Eurotunnel SA: Eurotunnel welcomes its One Millionth pet

  GET: Groupe Eurotunnel SA: Eurotunnel welcomes its One Millionth pet

UK Regulatory Announcement


Eurotunnel (Paris:GET) Le Shuttle which transports passenger vehicles (cars,
campervans and motorcycles, etc) between Folkestone and Calais (Pas-de-Calais)
welcomed its one millionth pet on Wednesday 22 May. The Le Shuttle pet travel
service which was developed as part of the “Pet Travel Scheme”^1 has gained
increasing popularity since services began in 2000. With its dedicated pet
facilities, well-designed exercise areas available just before boarding and
travel comfort, Le Shuttle is the number one choice for pet owners.

As one of the family, pets are considered as customers in their own right:
therefore dogs^2, cats and ferrets can remain with their owners during the
entire 35 minute crossing. Attention to the pets’ welfare during the
stress-free journey is of paramount importance, and with the Tunnel operating
365 days a year, Le Shuttle is recognised as the leading international pet
carrier, transporting 65% of all pets entering or returning to the United
Kingdom in 2011.^3

The Le Shuttle pet travel service, which requires trained staff to carry out
checks at the pet control building, enabled Eurotunnel to transport 1,100 dogs
and cats from France to the United Kingdom on 6 January 2013, beating the
all-time record for the number of pets carried in one single day.

Michel Boudoussier, Chief Operating Officer of Groupe Eurotunnel SA,
stated:“As leader across the Channel, Eurotunnel is proud to have passed the
million pets mark. This symbolic threshold is a reflection of the exceptional
performance achieved in this field. We strive to make the journey as smooth
and comfortable as possible for all our customers, whether on four-legs or
just two.”

^1 The “Pet Travel Scheme” allows dogs, cats and ferrets to enter the United
Kingdom provided they meet the rules laid down by DEFRA: pet passport, rabies
vaccination, tapeworm treatment (dogs only)
^2 Registered Guide and Assistance Dogs travel free with Le Shuttle; when
accompanying their owner
^3 Source DEFRA (Department for environment, food and rural affairs)

Groupe Eurotunnel SA
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John Keefe, + 44 (0) 1303 284491
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Michael Schuller, +44 (0) 1303 288749


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