Petplan has paid over £700,000 in funds to its animal charity partners to support them through the pandemic
by Veterinary Practice
Petplan, the UK’s favourite pet insurer, has paid over £700,000 in funds to its animal charity partners to support them through the pandemic.
This follows recent research from the Association of Dog and Cat Homes (ADCH) that found a worrying 48 percent of members did not have funds to ensure they could continue to operate for more than three months. It also revealed 18 percent faced the risk of imminent closure due to the impact on fundraising.
For over 30 years Petplan has been providing four weeks free insurance for rehomed pets and gives 10 percent of rescue pet premiums back to animal charities. To help the charities continue to care for animals during the COVID-19 crisis Petplan has provided the money upfront in one payment instead of spread over the next six months. This ensures that the charities can use their sum immediately to help the animals that need it most.