When a much-loved pet needs help this Christmas, they deserve the best care. But as a pet owner, there’s nothing more worrying than having to ask “How will we pay for their emergency treatment?”. Sadly, as the cost of living continues to rise, vet care could be out of reach for many.
Every day, poorly pets arrive at our Pet Hospitals with their worried owners who have nowhere else to turn. Your support means we can treat those pets and be there for loving owners who might be unable to pay for their pet's urgent care.
Pets are family. They deserve the treatment they need to pull through and return home to their loved ones this Christmas.
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Keeping pets and people together
Monthly donations are vital in helping 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.
Our Cost of Loving campaign film
See for yourself the unbreakable bond between pets and their owners and how PDSA is there for them in tough times.
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 monthly donations 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.
There are many lifelong illnesses that, if not treated with regular medication, can be fatal. PDSA provides the ongoing 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. Regular donations help us to keep pets and their owners where they belong – together.
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