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11th November 2010

Local Animal Centre wins £500

The Mayflower Sanctuary of Doncaster, South Yorkshire, has won a valuable £500 donation from the UK's favourite pet insurance provider, Petplan.

Since 2003, the Mayflower Dog and Cat Sanctuary annually rescues and rehomes over 400 dogs and 90 cats, and is a registered charity dedicated to dog and cat rescue for the Doncaster and South Yorkshire areas.

"We are absolutely elated to have won £500 from Petplan," says Jenny Foxall Lord, Manager of the Mayflower Sanctuary. "We really appreciate the generosity, as it couldn't have come at a better time; with all the recent snow and freezing temperatures our store room caved in and caused damaged to our iron roof and framework. It's unfortunate because that's where all the food, blankets and equipment are kept, so the money will go towards fixing and restoring the storage room."

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.

The Mayflower Sanctuary

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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