Chilterns Dog Rescue Society in Hertfordshire has been given a helping hand with a £500 donation from Petplan.

Each month, the pet insurance provider randomly selects one of its registered animal charities, in a prize draw, to receive £500.

Chilterns Dog Rescue Society has rehomed 18,000 dogs since it opened in 1963. The charity refuses to euthanise healthy dogs, unless in extreme circumstances, and strives to provide extensive veterinary care.

Sara Muncke, rescue centre manager, commented: “The donation has come at the perfect time to allow us to dedicate the resources we need to support Ricky and Betty – two delightful dogs that recently came to Chilterns Dog Rescue Society.

“Ricky had been violently abused and came to us with a fractured spine and paralysed tail, while Betty had fallen from a moving car, resulting in a broken hip. Both dogs have required exceptional veterinary and specialist care due to the nature of their injuries and the money will go towards covering these costs.”  

Suzanne Cheadle, acting head of marketing at Petplan, said: “At Petplan we work with more than 1,200 animal charities – more than any other insurer. We understand the challenges animal charities face and provide four weeks’ free insurance to anyone rehoming a pet from one of our animal charities.”  

She added: “Pet insurance can help pet owners cover the cost of unexpected veterinary treatment and provides reassurance for adopters during those precious first weeks while an adopted animal settles into its new home.

It also offers peace of mind for charities; uninsured animals are more likely to be returned to the rehoming centre if they are ill or injured. Having your pet insured is an important part of taking care of its future health.”

For more information about the charity, visit

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