Animal charity Battersea has announced a new partnership with StreetVet, a charity that delivers free veterinary services to dogs owned by homeless pet owners and those in temporary accommodation.
Battersea aims to work with StreetVet to provide advice and training to hostel staff to promote and facilitate hostels accepting dogs – creating more safe places to sleep for both dogs and their owners.
Deputy chief executive of Battersea, Peter Laurie said: “I’m excited at the prospect of Battersea and StreetVet coming together for a partnership that aligns both organisations’ strategic values. Both of us care deeply about the welfare of dogs, particularly those most in need.
“StreetVet relies almost entirely on the support of a growing network of volunteers, including members of the Battersea clinic team, and is a great example of a volunteer-led organisation delivering significant impact on a wide geographical scale.“
Laurie added: “By working together, we can increase our collective impact and help more animals in need.”
Since it was founded over 150 years ago, Battersea has rescued, reunited and re-homed over 3.1 million dogs and cats, whilst StreetVet has carried out almost 3,000 consultations to over 700 patients on the streets since 2016
Sam Joseph, co-founder of StreetVet, said: “We are really excited about the official partnership between StreetVet and Battersea. As a small, growing charity, StreetVet will hugely benefit from the expertise, infrastructure and resources of one of the country’s most loved and respected animal charities.
“This partnership will help StreetVet continue to provide free, accessible veterinary care to those most in need, while further increasing the impact that Battersea has on the welfare of dogs and cats across the UK.”