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Blue Cross is a charity that has been helping sick, injured, abandoned and homeless pets since 1897.

It is there for sick and injured pets when their owners are unable to afford private vet fees. It finds new families for dogs, cats, horses and small pets who find themselves homeless, abandoned or with owners who heartbreakingly cannot care for them due to a change in their circumstances. It is always on hand to give advice to current or future pet owners about how to care for their pets and to help educate about crucial welfare needs, and it tackles some of the most challenging and emotional issues in pet welfare like dangerous dogs and irresponsible breeding.

Julia McKechnie-Burke, Blue Cross Director of Fundraising, Marketing & Communications said:

“At Blue Cross we celebrate the social and emotional role pets play in our society and our lives. And in recent times, more than ever, we know that pets make our lives better in so many ways. They are our companions during our best, and worst, moments, and give us purpose when times are hard. The joy they bring into our lives improves our wellbeing, both mentally and physically, particularly for some of the most vulnerable people in society. They’re more than pets – they’re our families and our best friends.”

Last year Blue Cross rehoming services, hospitals and clinics across the country helped over 37,000 pets and with your help will continue to be there whenever pets are in need. Find out how you can help at

Blue Cross is a registered charity in England and Wales (224392) and in Scotland (SC040154)