Blue Cross


Blue Cross is a registered 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. The charity provides support for pet owners who cannot afford private veterinary treatment, helps to find homes for unwanted animals, and educates the public in the responsibilities of animal ownership.

They 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. They develop lifelong relationships with pets and owners, providing quality care that is accessible and non-judgemental.

Their vision is that every pet will enjoy a healthy life in a happy home and they won’t rest until they achieve it.

Blue Cross care for around 40,000 pets every year but they know it’s not enough – there are many, many more out there that still desperately need their help.

Blue Cross is a nominated VetFinders charity.  How can we not work with such a dedicated team who work tirelessly to ensure every pet enjoys a healthy life and a happy home?!  Please see our website and social media channels for regular updates about how we will be helping Blue Cross.


Betty’s Story…

A six-week-old kitten found dumped in a homeware shop in south London has been found a loving home by Blue Cross. Betty was found in the gardening section of Wilko by a customer who alerted staff after hearing tiny meows.

Customer assistant at Wilko, Marion, said: “When we first found the kitten, she was understandably frightened as it was a busy lunchtime in our store. I picked her up and put her in our staffroom. She was soon purring and fell asleep on my colleague’s arm.” The kitten, who is in good health, was taken to our rehoming centre in Lewknor, Oxfordshire and was cared for until she was old enough to find a home. Laura Smart, Blue Cross Animal Welfare Assistant, said: “Betty should have still been with her mum and litter mates. She must have had such a scare being dumped in a busy store surrounded by strange smells and noises. With the weather warming up, it’s really important to make sure your cat is neutered and microchipped as they will be more inclined to roam.” “Every year we take in many unwanted litters of kittens and strays and it is important to know that very young cats and siblings are likely to produce a litter if not neutered.”

Find out more about Blue Cross.