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29th April 2010

Waggy Tails wins the Petplan Charity Prize Draw

The Waggy Tails Rescue Home has won a valuable donation of £500 from the UK’s favourite pet insurance provider, Petplan.

The centre is a small animal welfare organisation that relies on donations and sponsorship as well as a large network of volunteers to help rehome stray and abandoned dogs. The money received will go towards finding a property to help create an animal sanctuary for the dogs.

"We are absolutely delighted to have been awarded this cheque by Petplan. It’s a fantastic boost that will go towards our ‘property fund’. We are seeking a new location to create an animal sanctuary for all the dogs we have”, says Shelagh Meredith, Manager of the rescue home. “With an increase in the number of dogs being turned away by larger rescue charities, we aim to help where we can.”

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 a 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.

Waggy Tails wins the Petplan Charity Prize Draw

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