Animals on the move with growing taxi firm - The Evesham Observer

Animals on the move with growing taxi firm

Evesham Editorial 20th Jan, 2018   0

WORCESTERSHIRE pet owners who struggle to find taxis to take them and their furry friends to vet appointments, groomers, catteries and kennels now have a solution after a driver started an animal-friendly cab firm.

The Noah’s Ark Pet Taxi service, started by Stephen Clutterbuck is aimed at pet owners who do not have cars and those who have new cars and do not want to transport pets in them.

Stephen drops animals off for owners going on holiday and when he takes pets to the vets or groomers on the owners’ behalf, he waits with them and then brings them back.

Any necessary conversations between owners and vets can then be undertaken on the phone.

Stephen told The Observer it all started when he and a friend found an injured hedgehog and took it to the vets. On the way there they were talking about transportation for pets and how difficult it would be. Further research showed Stephen that a lot of taxi firms did not take animals.

Stephen set up the firm in January last year and since then, with his customised car, it has gone from strength to strength.

He has dog cages in the boot, a dog hammock in the back of the car and even keeps a spare carrier on board for when it is needed.

As well as the transporting, Noah’s Ark also offers a dog-walking and pet-sitting service.

Stephen said: “Pets have always seemed to like me and I like them.

“I used to take my friends’ dogs for a walk all the time and we always got on fine.”

Stephen added because he was based in Malvern a lot of pet owners in other areas of the county, including Evesham and Pershore, may not know about the unique service he offered so in 2018 he is hoping to extend the area he operates in.

“I know there will be pet owners in these areas having problems trying to find transport for their animals and I want them to know that I’m here and available to offer the service I do.”

For more information on Noah’s Ark Pet Taxi service, call Steve on 07765 224430, visit and message him through the website or search for ‘Noah’s Ark Pet Taxi of Malvern’ on Facebook.

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