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6th April 2011

Local Evesham Animal Centre wins £500

Dogs Trust in Evesham has won a valuable £500 donation from the UK's favourite pet insurance provider, Petplan.

Founded in 1891, the Dogs Trust is now the largest dog welfare charity in the UK, caring for over 16,000 dogs at 17 different rehoming centres throughout the country.

The Evesham Branch can care for around 140 dogs at any one time, ranging from very young puppies to very old dogs who are all looking for permanent homes with families.

"We're so surprised to have won!" said, Chris Slight, care manager at the Evesham Dogs Trust. "The staff are just thrilled that we have been selected out of all the charities that enter this draw.

"We'll use the money to provide the best care for the dogs here. We have 140 dogs at this centre at the moment, which is close to capacity so the money is much appreciated at a time like this."

Petplan works with more rehoming charities than any other insurer to help fund the care of thousands of homeless cats and dogs. They offer 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.

Local Evesham Animal Centre wins £500

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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