StreetVet was set up in 2016 by a dedicated team of professional vets and veterinary nurses to bring essential care to homeless people and their dogs in London. This year, we have set up in Cambridge and I am a part of it! We are a registered practice with the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons and work in conjunction with Winter Comfort, Jimmy's Night Shelter and Caring for Cambridgeshire's Homeless, seeking out people and their dogs living rough, and delivering care and support required to ensure their combined wellbeing. We provide daily essentials, vaccinations, preventative medicine, diagnostic investigations and prescription medicines and we need all the help that we can get!
This year I am running a half marathon a month, for six months: Cambridge, Norwich, Milton Keynes, The Flaming Half, Bassingbourn and Kimbolton Castle half marathon to raise money for this amazing cause. I will be able to see first hand how any donations help and put them to good use!
StreetVet was born in 2016, inspired by the incredible bond between a
homeless man and his dog Lola. Victims of the UK homelessness epidemic
often have scant support, except for, in a growing number of cases, the
companionship of their pets. Some have had their pets since before losing their
homes. Others had the responsibility of pet ownership thrust upon them. The bond between many homeless people and their dogs is profound, such that their
pets’ wellbeing is a life-shaping priority. Now our volunteers can help provide accessible vet care.
StreetVets are out
in the London community 3 days a week. In the past year we have helped
care for over 70 street dogs.
Now we need your support to
help us care for more of the Lolas in this world. Donations made here will fund
an increase in our outreach from three to five teams so that we can have vets
on the streets at least five days a week in different parts of London.
Want more information? Please follow us on social media or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.