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StreetVet receives grant from Battersea

Battersea Dogs and Cats Home has awarded a special grant to the London charity which helps provide free veterinary services to homeless people and their pets

StreetVet, the London-based charity which helps provide free veterinary services to homeless people and their pets, has been awarded a special grant from Battersea Dogs and Cat Home.

The undisclosed amount will assist in rolling out their support for those experiencing homelessness with their new accredited hostel scheme.

This hostel scheme includes free legal advice, hostel dog policies and employee training to “limit the barriers” between clients securing accommodation and keeping their pets.

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Currently, the scheme has performed around 5,000 consultations, including 1043 dogs, 87 cats and 1 bearded dragon since it launched five years ago.

Jade Statt, StreetVet’s co-founder and clinical director, said: “With only 10% of UK hostels accepting pets, and homelessness post covid sadly on the rise, a scheme to make it easier for hostels to say yes to pets is so needed.

“We can’t thank Battersea enough for their ongoing support and belief in the work that we do.”

Margaret Hulme, the grants manager at Battersea Dogs and Cats Home, added: “We hope that this grant will help make a real difference to the lives of animals.

“At Battersea we continue to develop strategic partnerships with organisations like StreetVet, not only by awarding funding, but also by sharing the experiences and knowledge we have gained as an animal welfare charity that has been rescuing and rehoming animals for 160 years.”

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