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11th November 2010

Local Animal Centre wins £500

The Woodgreen Animal Centre, based in Heydon, Herts, has won a valuable £500 donation from the UK's favourite pet insurance provider, Petplan.

Originally founded in 1924, the Woodgreen Animal Centre began by helping reduce the number of abandoned and injured animals on the streets of London after the First World War. Now over 80 years later, the centre's outreach team works with a number of people, and businesses within local communities to help thousands of unwanted, stray and neglected animals find homes, and to promote responsible pet ownership.

"We are absolutely delighted to have won £500 from Petplan," says Gay Baxter, Centre Manager of the Woodgreen Animal Centre. "We will be putting the money towards equipment needed for our new cat unit, and we couldn't have done it without the help of Petplan - we really appreciate their generosity."

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 four weeks free insurance to every owner adopting pets through the shelters it supports and also offers free insurance vouchers to visitors and supporters of the charities. Each month a prize draw is held from all the insurance vouchers 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 an animal and are glad to offer this extra peace of mind during the first few weeks of a pet'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 plan 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.

Wood Green Animal Shelters

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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