Purina PetCare has announced it will continue its work with UK charity StreetVet, by providing appropriate veterinary diets for dogs and cats whose owners are experiencing homelessness and whose pets are in need of specialist therapeutic food.
StreetVet won Purina’s BetterwithPets Prize last year, which meant the charity was awarded £41,500 in prize money to fund its Accredited Hostel Scheme.
After winning the competition in June 2020, StreetVet officially launched the Accredited Hostel Scheme in November, with The Elms hostel in Hemel Hempstead the first to offer accommodation to owners and their pets with the new accreditation in place.
The initiative means that StreetVet vets will be able to recommend any specific Purina veterinary diet to fit the needs of their patient and it will be supplied free of charge for the full duration of time it is needed.
StreetVet founder Jade Statt said: “We’re so pleased to be working with Purina to supply appropriate veterinary diets free of charge for our clients’ pets, knowing that can make such a big contribution to wellbeing and longevity.”