A white kitten with ginger flecks on her face is cuddled by a Blue Cross employee. The Blue Cross logo can be seen on the employee's uniform.

About Blue Cross

We find happy homes for abandoned or unwanted pets and we keep pets healthy by promoting welfare and providing treatment.

Blue Cross

We're a charity that has been helping sick, injured, abandoned and homeless pets since 1897. Pets help us in so many ways and they depend entirely on us. That’s why at Blue Cross we believe in helping pets because pets help us.

We help thousands of pets in need every month, providing veterinary care, expert behaviour help and find them loving happy homes, as well as advice and education for current or future pet owners and pet bereavement support. We develop lifelong relationships with pets and owners, providing quality care that is accessible and non-judgemental. With your support we can give back to more pets in need.

Pets change lives. We change theirs.

Our vision is that every pet will enjoy a healthy life in a happy home and we won’t rest until we achieve it. But we really need your help.

We care for around 40,000 pets every year but we know it’s not enough – there are many, many more out there who still desperately need us and we must be there for them.

  • £2 a day could keep a cat warm and safe at one of our centres
  • £20 could fund an unwanted horse’s basic hoof care
  • £136 could provide clinical care for a homeless dog during their stay with us

Our services

Please help my friends too

Tabby and white kitten Agnes lies on comfy vet bedding and looks upwards towards the camera

"Hi, I’m Agnes, and I really didn’t get off to the best start in life. My whole family was dumped in a box on the street on a winter’s day, and it was so freezing cold that my brothers and sisters didn’t survive. By the time we were rescued, it was just me and Mum left.

"I really don’t know how much longer we would have lasted without the guys at Blue Cross. They knew what to do straightaway – they gave us vital vet treatment, a warm, cosy place to stay and lots of love until we were both feeling loads better. Once I was old enough to stand on my own four paws they found me a lovely family to live with, and I’m loving my new pad."