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11th November 2009

Lewisham Paws Pot £500

Celia Hammond Animal Trust wins the Petplan Charity Prize Draw

The Celia Hammond Animal Trust in Lewisham, London has won a valuable donation of £500 from the UK’s leading pet insurance provider, Petplan. The animal sanctuary plans to put the money towards several projects such as a new isolation ward.

Carol Jones, Rehoming Manager for the Lewisham Centre says, “Petplan’s support for the Celia Hammond Trust has been fantastic. As well as this donation, every rehomed animal receives a free four week Petplan insurance voucher. We often hear of incidents where pet owners cannot afford to look after their pet if they develop a reoccurring illness. Pet insurance allows owners to do all they can for their pet.”

Petplan works with more rehoming charities than any other insurer to help fund the care of thousands of homeless cats and dogs. The company offers a cover note for four weeks free insurance to every owner adopting pets through the shelters it supports and also provides the free insurance voucher to visitors and supporters of the charities. Each month a prize draw is held from all the vouchers and cover notes issued and one charity benefits from the prize fund.

Alison Andrew, Marketing Manager for Petplan says, “We understand what a difficult time it can be rehoming a cat or dog and are glad to offer this extra peace of mind during the first few weeks of the animal’s life in a new environment. Having your pet insured is an important part of taking care of its future health and it also helps you to contain any unforeseen veterinary costs.”

Petplan is committed to aiding the valuable work that rehoming shelters do. Charities such as Battersea, Cats Protection, Blue Cross and Dogs Trust are just a few of those that have benefited.

Notes to editors

Petplan is the largest pet insurance provider in the world, offering comprehensive lifetime pet insurance cover for dogs, cats and rabbits.

Established more than 30 years ago, it is part of Allianz Insurance, one of the largest general insurers in the UK.

For more information about Petplan cat insurance, please visit:
www.petplan.co.uk/factsheets/why-take-out-cat-insurance.asp

For more information about Petplan dog insurance, please visit:
www.petplan.co.uk/factsheets/why-take-out-dog-insurance.asp