Since 1917 the PDSA has provided free vererinary treatment to the sick and injured pets of needy owners, who, eligible for PDSA care, cannot afford private veterinay fees.
Every year, thousands of British Pets' lives are saved by the PDSA - to the great relief of their caring owners. Many owners are elderly and alone, relying on their pet for friendship and company.
The PDSA can only continue to provide veterinary care to the nation's sick pets - with your support.
By giving donations, organising or attending fundraising events or making purchases from PDSA shops and catalogues you can directly help to relieve animal suffering.
Founded in 1917 by Maria Dickin a public-spirited Victorian lady whose mission became animal welfare. The PDSA's evolution from a small dank cellar in London's East End to its present day status as a major national charity is well documented and is interesting reading for social historians.
The fundamental principle established by Mrs Dickin was to provide free veterinary treatment to the sick and injured pets of owners who could not afford to pay for private veterinary fees.
Today the PDSA is Britain's largest veterinay charity with a nationwide network of veterinay services.
Further information on all aspects of the PDSA's activities are available from the PDSA Head Office - their address is below.