Purina has announced a programme of support for StreetVet, the UK charity providing veterinary care and services for homeless people, after the charity saw an increase of over 300% in the demand for its services between 2022 and 2023.

StreetVet won over £70,000 worth of funding through Purina's Better with Pets prize in 2021 and 2023.  

In addition, the company is donating therapeutic and maintenance petfood free of charge, and will be supporting new projects in 2024.

Purina has also published a podcast in which Libby Sheridan, Veterinary Scientific Affairs Manager sat down with Jade Statt, co-founder of StreetVet (pictured), to talk about the work of the charity: https://open.spotify.com/episode/44O5ax83xay3Ht8l02MJPf, and how veterinary professionals benefit from volunteering to work with it.

Jade said: “Volunteering and giving back is incredibly gratifying but it’s more than that…you’re able to just be a vet or a nurse helping a pet and their human. People tell us it helps them remember why they wanted to do the job in the first place.”


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