Black and white image of a motorised horse ambulance in front of our Victoria animal hospital

125 years of Blue Cross

For 125 years, we've been helping sick, injured and homeless pets. From the streets of London, to the frontline of World War One, we've never closed our doors to vulnerable pets.

Today, there are millions of families with a pet in their life – thousands who currently need our help, and thousands who will need us in the future. That's why we're here to offer lifelong, ongoing care and support for pets and the people who love them.

Our four animal hospitals, five pet care clinics and 11 rehoming centres offer help with veterinary or behaviour issues, find loving homes for pets that have been made homeless, provide advice on how to make sure pets and people have the best lives together, and are there for families who are going through the heartbreak of losing a pet.

But there are so many who still need our help.

With you by our side, we can provide nationwide support for the most vulnerable. And we'll continue to campaign on issues that affect thousands of pets' lives, and cause stress and worry for their families. Only by doing this will pets and people have happy lives together.

We're so proud of what we've been able to achieve in our 125 year history. But we know there's so much more to do.

What we've achieved

4,875,000

Pets helped since Blue Cross began in 1897

20,734,195

People helped since Blue Cross began in 1897

38,179,284

Total number of pets and people helped including our online advice

How you can help this year

Throughout the year, we'll be running events and campaigning on pet welfare issues. See how you can get involved.