Your support and contributions will enable us provide Veterinary care and Emergency Kennel provision, for animals living with homeless people across the UK
Street Paws - Registered Charity No 1178826 is an RCVS registered, Award Winning Charity who provide free accessible vet care and kennel provision to homeless people and those in crisis across the UK.
Homelessness is sadly on the rise. The bond between a homeless person and their animal is profound. Their animal is their whole world, give them a reason to carry on, and is often the only source of unconditional love. Homeless people care deeply about the health and welfare of their pets, but can find it impossible to access veterinary care. Our teams of veterinary volunteers take to the streets to locate, support and treat animals though our Outreach sessions.
The health benefits of pet ownership are immense both mentally and physically. Many rough sleepers are asked to give up their dogs to access services. Street Paws provide solutions to homelessness and pet ownership with our unique Emergency Kennel Space Scheme, and Street Paws Kennels installed into hostels to maintain this incredible bond.
Founded in Newcastle in April 2016, Street Paws currently provides monthly outreach in the UK across The North East, North West, Yorkshire, Wales and Northern Ireland, but the Trustees are keen to expand into new areas where there is need.
We work with local groups and agents in the area to reach out in the local community. The Charity funds all treatment for conditions diagnosed by our veterinary teams. We refer and fund surgical procedures and neutering to our supporting veterinary practices.
We work with other agencies supporting the homeless and will respond to any requests for help and advice. We provide food, coats, collars and leads at our outreach, and will respond to requests for food outside of normal outreach.
Why funding was vital in our recent (2020) Crowdfunding Campaign with Aviva and what we hoped to achieve
Our campaign was successful and we reached our target! Thank you Aviva and everyone who donated Kennels will be installed in Wolverhampton in Summer 2020
Joined by our Charity Patron Dr Scott Miller on Outreach in Manchester meet some of our dogs and hear about the work we do.
Please send us a message if you would like more information.