Leading veterinary charity, PDSA, was founded in 1917 by animal welfare pioneer, Maria Dickin. The charity exists to care for the sick and injured pets of people in need and to promote responsible treatments, such as vaccinations, neutering and microchipping. This is funded entirely by the generosity and goodwill of the public, mainly through gifts in wills, donations and trading.
PDSA response to the launch of the new Puppy Contract and Puppy Information Pack

PDSA has wholeheartedly supported the launch of the new BVA Animal Welfare Foundation and RSPCA Puppy Contract and Puppy Information Pack (PIP), which are designed to help create demand for healthy and happy puppies and to increase understanding around all aspects of wellbeing associated with dog ownership.
Acting as a checklist, the PIP will guide owners on what to look for in a new puppy and help them to check that a puppy has been raised in a suitable living environment. The Puppy Contract is a legal document that will be signed by both buyer and seller to confirm that the puppy has received the specified standards of care and necessary health screening. Both are freely accessible online at www.puppycontract.org.uk
To help prospective pet owners choose the right pet for their lifestyle and circumstances PDSA has a freely accessible online tool, “Your Right Pet”, can be found at www.your-right-pet.org.uk.

Every day thousands of people give their time, energy and talents to support PDSA. Without our support, their vets and nurses simply would not be able to treat the thousands of pet patients seen every day.

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