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14 July 2008

Greyhound and Lurcher Welfare and Rescue wins Charity Prize Draw

Petplan works with more rehoming charities than any other insurer to help fund the care of thousands of homeless dogs and cats. The company offers a cover note for six weeks free insurance to every owner adopting pets through the shelters it supports and also donates vouchers for insurance 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.

Dave Garland has been running the centre that can take up to 8 dogs at a time, for more than two years. He said: "Many of the animals we take in need building up. When they come in they are not covered by insurance and veterinary fees are one of our biggest costs so the £500 will be put to very good use by helping Star. She may need an operation that will certainly cost hundreds of pounds and we are really grateful to Petplan. We have an excellent relationship with Petplan and their support enables us to ensure that the dogs we rehome are getting off to a good start with proper insurance cover during the busy period of settling in to their new homes."

Petplan is committed to supporting the valuable work carried out by animal shelters all over the country, ranging from locally-based charities like the Greyhound and Lurcher Welfare and Rescue to leading national organisations such at Battersea, Cats Protection, Blue Cross and Dogs Trust.

Simon Wheeler, Petplan’s head of marketing said: "We understand what a difficult time it can be rehoming a dog or cat and are happy to provide the extra peace of mind that insurance cover gives during the first few weeks of an animal’s life in a new environment. Having your pet insured is an important part of taking care of its future health and making sure that you can manage any unforeseen veterinary costs."

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.

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