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Pet food giant announces support to charity helping homeless dogs and owners

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As all loving dog owners know, good food is the way to a dog’s heart. But it’s also essential to their health. So how do dogs living on the street get by?

By Justine Seraphin

Published on the 14/05/2021, 18:00, Updated on the 04/06/2021, 16:22

StreetVet is a charity dedicated to caring for homeless peoples’ pets. Every day, vets and vet nurses make sure animals living rough with their owners remain healthy and happy; their ultimate goal being to keep pets and owners together. 

Last year, StreetVet won Purina’s BetterWithPets Prize, which enabled them to start their Accredited Hostel Scheme. Thanks to the prize money, the charity was able to open their very first dog-friendly Accredited Hostel in Hemel Hempstead.

Special diets for pets in need

But StreetVet’s work with Purina doesn’t end there. Indeed, Purina Petcare has just announced that it will continue supporting the charity by providing them with high-quality food, geared to every pet’s specific needs. 

Thanks to Purina’s support, StreetVet will be able to recommend special diets to their patients – which will be provided to them free of charge for however long it is needed.

A promise to all pet owners

Though Purina and StreetVet would seem, from the outside, like two very different groups, they in fact have a lot in common. Most importantly, they are both dedicated to pet health and well-being; something which is undeniably important to ALL loving pet owners around the globe.

Jade Statt, founder of StreetVet, could not be more excited about this outpouring of support from Purina Petcare:

“A pet is sometimes our client’s strongest source of non-judgemental support and unconditional love. By giving fundamental veterinary care we help support that bond and also deliver hope. We’re so pleased to be working with Purina to supply appropriate veterinary diets free of charge for our clients’ pets, knowing that can make such a big contribution to wellbeing and longevity.”

We are so pleased homeless pets and their people in the UK will continue to get the support they need. Well done to all those who go out of their way to make things like this possible!