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UK pets at risk as two-thirds of owners unaware of welfare needs

Only one in three pet owners (35 percent) are familiar with their pet’s legal welfare needs, reveals a coalition of veterinary organisations ahead of the tenth anniversary of the landmark Animal Welfare Acts (8 November).

Despite over half of UK households owning a pet, findings from the veterinary charity PDSA Animal Wellbeing (PAW) Report shows that year-on-year owners’ awareness of their pets’ welfare needs remains consistently low.

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