Battersea and StreetVet: Partnering to help more pets in need

24 OCTOBER 2019

We’re excited to announce that we are partnering with the charity StreetVet, who deliver free veterinary services to dogs owned by the homeless and those in temporary accommodation and hostels.

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Battersea will be proudly supporting StreetVet with expert advice from our staff, clinical support, and kennel space for animals in urgent need of care.

We are also looking forward to working together on a range of projects that will help StreetVet to reach more dogs in need. One project for example will provide advice and training to hostel staff in order to promote and facilitate hostels accepting dogs. Together, our aim is to create more safe places for both dogs and their owners to sleep.

Our Deputy Chief Executive, Peter Laurie, said, “I’m excited at the prospect of Battersea and StreetVet coming together for a partnership that aligns both organisations’ strategic values. Both of us care deeply about the welfare of dogs, particularly those most in need. StreetVet relies almost entirely on the support of a growing network of volunteers, including members of the Battersea clinic team, and is a great example of a volunteer-led organisation delivering significant impact on a wide geographical scale. By working together, we can increase our collective impact and help more animals in need.”

Peter Laurie (Battersea), Jade Stratt and Sam Joseph (StreetVet), Shaun Opperman (Battersea) and Blue the Staffie

Sam Joseph, Veterinary Surgeon and co-founder of StreetVet, said, "We are really excited about the official partnership between StreetVet and Battersea. As a small, growing charity, StreetVet will hugely benefit from the expertise, infrastructure and resources of one of the country's most loved and respected animal charities.”

He continued, “This partnership will help StreetVet continue to provide free, accessible veterinary care to those most in need, while further increasing the impact that Battersea has on the welfare of dogs and cats across the UK."

Paul O'Grady and StreetVet treating dogs on the street

This partnership cements the long-standing relationship between Battersea and StreetVet. If you’re an avid viewer of our ITV show Paul O’Grady: For the Love of Dogs, you will have spotted our Veterinary Director Shaun Opperman working with StreetVet during last year’s show alongside Battersea and StreetVet ambassador Paul O’Grady.

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