As the cost of living continues to rise, vet care could be out of reach for many. Thousands of loving pet owners are facing the impossible decision of whether to heat their home, put dinner on the table or treat their sick pets.
Pets give unconditional love and companionship to so many. Indeed, according to our upcoming 2023 PAW Report, 85% of pet owners say that owning a pet makes them feel less lonely while 44% say that owning a pet has been a lifeline for them during the cost of living crisis.
Pets are family. They don't deserve to suffer or lose their life because of financial hardship.
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Keeping pets and people together
Your donation helps PDSA to support people and pets in need during the cost of living crisis
of pet owners say that the cost of living crisis has affected how they care for their pet
more people have searched for charity support with their pet’s veterinary needs (2021 vs 2022)
of pet owners are worried about how they’ll pay for vet bills if their pet falls ill or gets injured
We kept Tinkerbelle and Sarah together
Seven-year-old Rottweiler, Tinkerbelle, developed an abscess the size of a tennis ball on her chin. Her owner, Sarah, who has been affected by the cost of living crisis and relies on food parcels, had no idea how she would pay for her treatment. Thanks to people like you, our vets were able to help Tinkerbelle.
Leo, a 10-year-old cat, was diagnosed with a heart condition called Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy at 10 months old and requires regular medication to manage it.
Six-year-old Sunny, a Red Fox Labrador from Glasgow, narrowly escaped death after getting his paws on a beef bone.
One-year-old black and white cat, Oreo, miraculously survived a 50-ft fall from the window of a fourth-floor flat that left her life hanging in the balance.
Fifi receives ongoing life-saving treatment from PDSA for her multiple health conditions.
We are PDSA
No pet should suffer because of their owner's financial situation. That's why PDSA was founded.
We've been caring for the pets of people in need for over 100 years. But we can only do what we do because of people like you.
Here's how we helped in 2022:
Saved the lives of
pets in need
people with vital information, support and veterinary care
pets every minute across our 48 Pet Hospitals.
The impact you have
Your donation will help PDSA, pets and their owners in so many ways…
Our vets provide pets with urgent, emergency care when their owners can’t afford to pay. No pet should suffer because of their owner’s financial situation. That’s why a donation, like yours, is crucial.
Without regular medication, many lifelong illnesses can be fatal. Your donation helps us to provide the care that pets need to stay happy and healthy.
Keeping pets and owners together
The cost of living crisis is making it harder for some pet owners to care for their best friend. When you donate to PDSA, you’re helping us to keep pets and their owners where they belong – together.
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