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16th April 2012

Local Animal Centre wins £500 from Petplan

The RSPCA, in Cornwall, has been awarded a £500 donation from the UK's largest pet insurance provider, Petplan.

The local rescue centre provides shelter and veterinary care for sick, injured, stray and abandoned dogs in the surrounding area.

RSPCA Cornwall Centre Manager, Julia Pattinson said, "We are currently running a Golden Oldies Campaign to help raise funds to care for older pets so this money has come at a great time! The dog in the picture is Dennis, a 10 year old Rottweiler who has had two much needed eye operations costing £1,600 which were paid for by this fund."

Working with more rehoming charities than any other insurer, Petplan helps fund the care of thousands of homeless cats and dogs throughout the UK.

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.

Isabella Von Mesterhazy, Head of Marketing at Petplan says, "We are pleased to be able to provide this donation to the RSPCA, they do a fantastic job caring for dogs in the community. We also understand what a difficult time it can be rehoming an animal and are glad to offer new owners 4 weeks free cover to give them this extra peace of mind during the first few weeks of their pet's life in a new environment. Having your pet insured is an important part of taking care of its future health."

Petplan is committed to aiding the valuable work that rehoming shelters do. Charities such as Battersea, Cats Protection and Blue Cross are just a few of those that have benefited.

RSPCA Animal Centre Cornwall

Image caption left to right: Liz Forty - Honourable RSPCA Cornwall Branch Chairman, Elly Woolcott - Account Executive Petplan, Julia Pattinson - Branch Manager RSPCA Cornwall Branch.

For further information please visit www.petplan.co.uk

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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