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9th June 2009

Oxford Pets Win a Purrfect £500

The Blue Cross wins the Petplan Charity Prize Draw

The Blue Cross in Burford, Oxfordshire has won a valuable donation of £500 from the UK's leading pet insurance provider, Petplan. The centre plans to use the money to buy toys and treats to make the stay of homeless pets more enjoyable until loving new homes are found for them.

Nikki Smith, Blue Cross centre manager at Burford says "We're really grateful for the donation from Petplan. The Blue Cross takes in and provides care for hundreds of unwanted and homeless pets every year. This donation will really help us keep the cats, dogs rabbits and other small pets entertained and happy while they are staying with us.

Every rehomed dog, cat and rabbit from The Blue Cross receives four weeks free Petplan insurance - we always recommend that owners take out pet insurance so that if a big vet bill comes along it isn't overwhelming."

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

Simon Wheeler, Head of Petplan said: "We 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 of helping you to contain any unforeseen veterinary costs."

Petplan is committed to aiding the valuable work that rehoming centres do. Charities such as The Blue Cross, Battersea, Cats Protection 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.

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