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27th January 2016

Charity feeds influx of hungry kittens thanks to donation win

Petplan cheque will help animals in need this New Year

The Mayhew Animal Home in Kensal Rise has begun the New Year with a skip in its step thanks to a £500 donation from Petplan, the UK’s No.1 pet insurance provider. Each month, Petplan randomly selects one of its registered animal charities in a prize draw to receive a cheque to put towards helping the animals in its care.

Head of Animal Welfare, Gillian Notton, comments: "It was a big event when we found out that we’d won. The mild winter meant kitten season came much earlier than usual and lots have turned up at our door. With so many hungry mouths to feed, we’re very grateful for this donation and we plan to put it towards cat food and housing for our new arrivals."

The Mayhew Animal Home is a rescue and rehoming centre, dedicated to helping dogs and cats in need. It also engages in community outreach programmes to educate the public about many animal issues, including the importance of neutering. The charity responds to daily calls from the public about animals who have been abandoned or are in crisis, and has a team of volunteers who will collect and attempt to rehome those in need.

Petplan's Head of Marketing, Isabella von Mesterhazy, says: "At Petplan we work with over 1,200 animal charities, more than any other pet insurer. We understand the challenges animal welfare organisations face and provide four weeks' free insurance to anyone rehoming a pet from one of our animal charities."

Isabella continues: "Pet insurance can help pet owners cover the cost of unexpected veterinary treatment and provides reassurance for adopters during those precious first weeks while an adopted animal settles into its new home. It also offers peace of mind for charities; uninsured animals are more likely to be returned to the rehoming centre if they are ill or injured. Having your pet insured is an important part of taking care of its future health."

If you’re interested in finding out more about Mayhew Animal Home, visit www.themayhew.org.

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Established over 39 years ago, Petplan is the UK's No.1 pet insurance provider, offering comprehensive pet insurance, including Covered For Life® policies for dogs, cats and rabbits. Petplan is part of Allianz Insurance plc, one of the largest general insurers in the UK. For more information visit www.petplan.co.uk