For many homeless people, their animal can be their only relationship, this provides a source of unconditional love.
Homeless people care deeply about the health and welfare of their pets. Yet they find it impossible to access veterinary care or are separated from their pets when accessing temporary housing.
We ensure that their bond is never broken. We provide free accessible vet care and kennel provision to homeless people across the UK.
Founded in Newcastle in April 2016, Street Paws currently provides monthly outreach across the UK.
Your support and contributions will help us provide crucial veterinary care and emergency kennel provision for animals living with homeless people across the UK.
Just £25 means we can support a dog with an emergency veterinary appointment.
Our work has helped dogs and their owners throughout the North of England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Street Paws - Registered Charity No 1178826 is an RCVS registered, Award Winning Charity who provide free accessible vet care and services 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, but many rough sleepers are asked to give up their dogs to access services and support.
Street Paws provide solutions to homelessness and pet ownership with our unique Dog Champions Scheme which supports hostels and accommodation providers to become more pet friendly and accept both homeless pet owner and pet 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.