The UK's leading veterinary charity, PDSA, has assisted vulnerable pets for over 100 years. PDSA helps people's beloved companions when they may have nowhere else to turn.
Over the past five years PDSA has received over £7.4 Million from players of People's Postcode Lottery. This helps the UK #GetPetWise by providing vital treatment and education programmes.
The charity offers free and reduced cost services to the sick and injured pets of people in need. It has been a lifeline for millions of animals since 1917, providing over 100 million treatments to over 20 million pets in that time.
With 48 Pet Hospitals caring for over 470,000 pets each year, the charity has a huge impact on animal welfare.
The charity's vision is a lifetime of wellbeing for every pet. Its dedicated teams of vets and nurses provide owners with expert advice and care. This includes:
- The delivery of preventive treatments (such as vaccinations and neutering),
- Informing and educating people about pet wellbeing, and
- Providing emergency treatment for sick and injured pets.
In 2018, support has enabled PDSA to help pets and their owners beyond the reach of its Pet Hospitals, through its PetWise Tour. With its fleet of three vehicles, including the brand new £250,000 state-of-the-art PetWise Mobile Unit, the charity can visit communities where it's needed most. Here it provides free health checks for pets, vaccination clinics and even hosts school lessons and pet first-aid classes.
This year, PDSA also started work on a revolutionary new 'Pet Health Hub'. It's hoped the online resource will become as important to pet owners as NHS Choices is for human health.
With player support, PDSA has also established a new PetWise School Award, celebrating and recognising schools that promote learning about pets. The award champions animal welfare, and helps educate the next generation of pet owners on how best to care for their pets.
This vital and precious support allows PDSA to touch the lives of thousands more animals. When hard times strike, pets can become the silent victims of poverty - and it's then that PDSA can help safeguard their health and happiness.
PDSA aim to help many, many more pets throughout Britain. Find out more about how PDSA aim to achieve this through education, prevention and treatment.