The Porthcawl Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) has won a £500 donation from pet insurance provider Petplan, which will go towards improving the lives of animals in Mid Glamorgan.
The Porthcawl Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) has won a £500 donation from the pet insurance provider Petplan, which will go towards improving the lives of animals in Mid Glamorgan.
The charity was set up 30 years ago and offers a range of facilities and services such as microchipping, short and long stay kennelling, pet vaccination, neutering/spaying, dog-walking and even rehoming animals.
Run almost entirely by volunteers, the society continues to grow with the help of sponsorships and donations from the business sector and the hard work of PAWS members.
Petplan claims to work with more rehoming charities than any other insurer to help fund the care of thousands of homeless cats and dogs. The company offers 4 weeks free insurance to every owner adopting pets through the shelters it supports and also offers free insurance vouchers to visitors and supporters of the charities.
Each month a prize draw is held from all the insurance vouchers issued and one charity benefits from the prize fund.
Pat Evens, secretary and trustee of the charity, said: “We are absolutely over the moon to have won £500 from Petplan. The money will help us to care for the animals we have here. This is such a large donation as we are such a small charity; we will be able to help more animals thanks to the help and generosity of Petplan.”
Petplan marketing manager Alison Andrew said: “We understand what a difficult time it can be rehoming an animal and are glad to offer this extra peace of mind during the first few weeks of a pet’s life in a new environment.”
- Petplan is committed to aiding the valuable work that rehoming shelters do. Charities such as Battersea, Cats Protection, Blue Cross and Dogs Trust are among those to have benefited.