Help With Vet Costs
Now more than ever we are seeing an increase in relinquishment of animals due to the cost of owning a pet.
Now more than ever we are seeing an increase in relinquishment of animals due to the cost of owning a pet. If you are in a low income household and have help from the government, the following places might be able to help you with your veterinary costs.
Call 01228 512893 (please phone first for information). Open Monday, Wed, Fri, 1.00pm to 2.00pm only. You need to be on certain benefits to qualify, please call them for further details.
PDSA Pet Aid
Visit www.pdsa.org.uk or call 0800 731 2502.
IMPORTANT: you must pre-register in advance (like insurance); please do so now before your animal gets ill.
This is provided by PDSA via two local vet practices. Only one pet can be registered and you must be receiving at least one of the following:
- Housing Benefit (means-tested help with your rent)
- Council Tax Support/Reduction Scheme (means-tested help with your Council Tax liability)
- Universal Credit (with a housing element)
Visit www.bluecross.org.uk or call 0300 777 1897.
Veterinary grant scheme for certain conditions (please contact them to find out more details about which animals, which illnesses and how much it covers).
Please note: this scheme is entirely separate from the local Cumbria Blue Cross – the very hardworking Cumbria volunteer team will not be able to advise you on the veterinary service.
For further advice, please contact your local vet or our Community Team: firstname.lastname@example.org