Purina PetCare to work with StreetVet charity to supply veterinary diets for pets
Purina PetCare will be continuing to work with UK charity StreetVet by providing them with veterinary diets for dogs and cats whose owners are experiencing homelessness.
StreetVet founder, Jade Statt, explained: “A pet is sometimes our client’s strongest source of non-judgemental support and unconditional love. By giving fundamental veterinary care we help support that bond and also deliver hope. We’re so pleased to be working with Purina to supply appropriate veterinary diets free of charge for our clients’ pets, knowing that they can make such a big contribution to wellbeing and longevity.”
Jade Statt qualified from Glasgow Vet School in 2002. Inspired by a meeting with a homeless man and his dog, she co-founded StreetVet with Sam Joseph in 2016, with the aim of providing vet care to the people and pets experiencing homelessness. StreetVet currently operates in 17 cities across the UK, including London, Birmingham and Glasgow. The charity provides services including health checks, owner education, daily essentials and surgery to owners who are currently experiencing homelessness.
StreetVet won Purina’s BetterWithPets Prize last year, awarding the charity with £41,500 which went towards funding the Accredited Hostel Scheme. After winning the competition in June 2020, StreetVet launched the Accredited Hostel Scheme in November 2020. The Elms hostel in Hemel Hempstead was the first to offer accommodation to owners and their pets using the new accreditation scheme.
Through recommending a Purina veterinary diet, StreetVet vets can tailor diets to meet the needs of their patients, and will be supplied free of charge for the duration of time it is needed. With science-based formulas aimed to support pet health, Purina PetCare can have a beneficial impact on pet health, alongside the use of other therapeutic management and treatment.
Head of Vet Sales UK at Purina, Natalie Weatherley, said: “Day-in and day-out, Jade and the StreetVet team demonstrate true compassion, putting into action a programme that has improved the health of hundreds of pets and showed their owners that they matter too. We’re delighted to be able to continue to support their work, which is built on deep love for pets and belief in the power of the pet-human bond – things we are equally passionate about at Purina too.”
Further information about Purina veterinary diets is available here.
To find out more information about StreetVet, visit their website.
Read more Vet Report articles on Purina and StreetVet.