The PDSA, the largest veterinary charity in the UK is all about caring for pet animals when they are ill or injured and their owners cannot afford private vets' fees. There are 4,800 dogs, cats, rabbits and small pets cared for by the PDSA every working day.
Without the PDSA hundreds of thousands of people across Britain would have nowhere to go when their pet is ill or has an accident. They care about their pets' welfare but they simply cannot afford private vets' fees.
So, provided a pet owner lives within range of one of the PDSA's veterinary services and they qualify for PDSA help, their pet will be cared for by the PDSA's teams of vets and nurses. No charge is made, regardless of the complexity or length of treatment needed by the patient.
There are 45 clinics across Great Britain staffed by 200 veterinary surgeons and 270 veterinary nurses. The clinics provide treatment 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Each clinic costs nearly £500,000 ($750,000) a year to run. The PDSA receives no state aid. It is entirely dependant upon contributions.
All PDSA clinics welcome donations and extra help in all aspects of their work. If you would like further information on the PDSA or would like to find out how you can help, please click their logo below to visit the official PDSA website.
The author is making a donation to the PDSA veterinary charity.