welfare covers a wide range and even a quick search around the
Internet will produce any number of websites dealing with animal
rescue, pet rehoming, animal health issues and other related
subjects. Please take a few minutes to read about PDSA, the
UK's largest veterinary charity. If you want to find out more
about PDSA, click on their logo further down the page, to go
to their official website.
This picture was taken on
13th July 2000 when Spock and Dracs presented their first cheque
to PDSA. For more details and to read what Spock and Dracs thought
about it all, CLICK
To see pictures of the presentation,
which took place on 24th May 2002 at PDSA's Telford Headquarters
and to find out more about Catsup's own Fundraising Project,
To read about the a presentation
at PDSA's Newcastle PetAid Hospital on 18th March 2004, and
to see behind the scenes there, click HERE
Fundraising through Catsup's
online shop and local initiatives continues.
and National News Headlines
believes that domestic holidays are a better choice for
pets than travelling overseas and has teamed up with holiday
company cottages4you, which has over 5,000 dog-friendly
properties available in the UK. Booking through PDSA's
website means that 10% of all booking fees will be donated
to PDSA. To find out more visit www.pdsa.org.uk/cottages
has started its search for more pets that need to lose
weight with the launch of the annual Pet Fit Club. You
can register your interest in taking part at www.pdsa.org.uk/petfitclub
13th August, brothers Philip and Paul Bremner begin a
fundraising trek in Brazil.
has launched it's ninth annual PetCheck tour taking to
the road with its mobile PetCheck vehicles, offering fee
health checks to dogs, as well as general pet care advice.
you have any share certificates gathering dust, why
not consider donating them to PDSA? All you have to
do is send your original share certificates to PDSA,
along with your contact details. There's no need to
contact a stock broker or registrar, PDSA will complete
the necessary forms. All you'll have to do is sign a
form and return it! If you need any further information
phone Freephone 0800 591248
you know there is now a PDSA "VISA"
Credit Card? PDSA will receive £4 for
every new PDSA MBNA credit card account opened
and a contribution of 0.25% on outstanding retail
balances on the PDSA card every quarter.
consider transferring to a PDSA credit card.
Balance transfers will attract just 1.9% APR
for six months from the date the account is
opened. The card has no annual fee and includes
free fraud protection, including internet transactions.
you're interested, phone Freephone 0800 062
062 to apply.
AND FIGURES TO MAKE YOU STOP AND THINK!
provides free veterinary treatment for the sick and injured
pets of owners who receive help with their housing costs
- either Housing Benefit or Council Tax Benefit.
are currently in the region of 5.8 million households
in Britain that fulfil these eligibility criteria. At
the start of 2004, just over 4 million of them(70%) were
served either by a PDSAPetAid hospital or by a PDSA PetAid
are 43 PDSA PetAid Hospitals across Great Britain
staffed by over 200 veterinary surgeons and 270 veterinary
nurses. In addition, there are 328 PDSA PetAid practices
and 5 PDSA PetAid branches.
PetAid Hospitals provide treatment 24 hours a day, 365
days a year. Daily, 4,650 pets are treated, free of charge.
2005 the Newcastle upon Tyne PDSA PetAid Hospital alone
carried out 38,378 treatments. The Gateshead Hospital
carried out 42,509.
PDSA PetAid Hospital costs around £500,000 ($900,000)
a year to run.
receives no state aid. It is entirely dependant upon contributions.
useful phone numbers
are currently in excess of 4,800 registered volunteers.
you would like to find out more about volunteering phone:
To find out about
PDSA PetAid Schemes phone:
To make a donation,