Worldwide icon-chevron-right Europe icon-chevron-right United Kingdom icon-chevron-right England icon-chevron-right London icon-chevron-right London’s street vets need your help to look after homeless pets
News / City Life

London’s street vets need your help to look after homeless pets

StreetVet: Vote With Your Paws
Photograph: Scott Garfitt

If you’ve seen ‘A Street Cat Named Bob’, you’ll know that the bond between a homeless pet and its owner can be life-saving. Animal companions can be a huge source of companionship and motivation, especially for people with mental health or dependency issues. A dog can even encourage passers-by to stop, chat and maybe help out. But it’s tough to keep a pet safe, fed, warm and healthy on the streets.

Which is why in 2016, inspired by London Big Issue seller Gary Spall and his staffie-cross Lola, a team of volunteer vets started providing homeless people’s dogs with free check-ups, microchipping, surgery, vaccinations, meds, flea and worm treatment, and coats for cold weather. Since then, StreetVet has helped around 500 dogs (and a few cats) in eight British cities.

So how can you help? StreetVet is currently in the running to win £100,000 of funding from pet insurers Animal Friends. To get the money, it needs your vote by December 10. You can also volunteer time and money, raise an alert about a pet in trouble, or buy items from its Amazon wish list to give a present to a pet in need this Christmas.

Here are 28 more ways you can help make London better.

Advertising
Advertising

Comments

1 comments
Hulk H

The main reasons why most of the suppliers and company directors give a lot more weight to the tunes in the motion picture, You must understand that it is the background music which offers the essence for the motion picture that hardly any other graphic outcome provides. soundtracks wonderful vintage films around in the marketplace that has the best soundtracks.