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Petplan Charitable Trust

Petplan founders, Patsy Bloom and David Simpson, who were pet owners themselves, set up the Petplan Charitable Trust (Registered Charity No.1032907) in 1994. The Trust aims to promote the health and welfare of the nation’s animals, and awards funding to a host of well deserved causes both in the UK and abroad. This includes everything from research into new life-saving treatments for animals, to donations for animal rehoming charities which help them to continue giving pets new starts in life all over the UK.

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Thank you from Petplan

Because of the generosity of Petplan customers, almost £10 million has been donated to help animals through a variety of causes. Take a look at a selection of those causes below.

£5,000 for Canine Partners

Canine Partners trains life-changing, assistance dogs for people living with disabilities. The dogs provide help with a range of daily chores, such as getting dressed, as well as emotional support. Canine Partners is not government-funded, meaning it relies entirely on donations. In 2016 the Petplan Charitable Trust provided a £5,000 grant to help them neuter 104 puppies ready for their training.

Canine Partners

£25,000 to support The Brook assessment tool

The Petplan Charitable Trust awarded The Brook with £25,000 to develop a clinical assessment app. This app, known as the Standardised Equine Based Welfare Assessment Tool (SEBWAT), enables staff to assess and monitor an animal with over 40 physical and emotional triggers to track. With the help of the Trust, the app is now being used across 11 different countries, saving valuable time and resource.

The Brook

£5,000 for Blue Cross Cats

In 2007 Blue Cross launched a cat fostering scheme that enabled volunteers to foster cats on a temporary basis before they were rehomed. The Petplan Charitable Trust grant helped Blue Cross to extend their scheme, providing volunteers with a valuable animal care course. The Trust has supported Blue Cross in various ways over the last 30 years and both look forward to working together for years to come.

Blue Cross Cats

Ongoing support for retired Greyhounds

Greyhounds that have been used in the racing industry are often much more difficult to rehome than other dogs. Whilst they are friendly and normally laid back, they are bred and trained to chase small, furry animals and sometimes have never lived in a family environment. The Petplan Charitable Trust is working with greyhound welfare groups, putting pressure on the government to make important changes for the welfare of racing greyhounds. In addition to this valuable work, the Trust also supports a number of greyhound rehoming charities.

Retired Greyhounds

£1,000 supported Camp Nibble in rehoming 152 rabbits

Camp Nibble rescues rabbits and other small animals that have been abandoned or ill-treated. The charity that has around 70 animals in its care at any time relies entirely on donations from its supporters. The grant enabled Camp Nibble to rehome 152 rabbits, sending them to new homes in good medical health, as well as both vaccinated and neutered.

Camp Nibble

Do you donate to the Petplan Charitable Trust?

With every new pet insured with Petplan, we ask each customer to make a small, voluntary, annual donation to support the valuable work of the Petplan Charitable Trust. Click below to find out about your donation, or how to get involved.

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