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About Blue Cross

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

Our services

  • Rehoming: we find new homes for abandoned or unwanted pets
  • Clinical: we care for poorly pets when their owners can’t afford private treatment
  • Behaviour: we help pets with behavioural issues to have happy, healthy futures
  • Education: we educate pet owners of the future by giving talks and offering advice  
  • Pet bereavement: we support people struggling to cope with the loss of a much-loved pet

Blue Cross for pets

Sick, injured and homeless pets have relied on us since 1897. Abandoned or unwanted, ill or injured, pets turn to us for help every year. Our doors are always open to them, and with your support, they always will be.

Each year, thousands of cats, dogs, small pets and horses turn to our animal hospitals, clinics and rehoming services for treatment and to find them the happy homes they deserve.

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 more than 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. By 2020 we want to be helping 70,000 animals a year, and your support will help to make sure this happens.

  • £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

Please help my friends too

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.