Dundee MPs Chris Law and Stewart Hosie have backed the PDSA’s rollout of a new scheme to offer support to certain low-income pet owners, following a visit to their pet hospital in the city’s West End.
The MPs met with senior vet Andy Cage and toured the facility, where they heard about the latest trends in pet healthiness and the different schemes that the PDSA offer to many Dundee residents.
The PDSA announced recently their introduction of a reduced cost service for those who are in receipt of numerous benefits, in addition to their existing free service for those on Housing Benefit, Universal Credit with Housing element or Council Tax Support. Those who can benefit from the reduced cost service include those on Child Tax or Working Tax Credits, Universal Credit without housing elements, Pension Credit, Job Seeker’s Allowance, Income Support, ESA, Disability Living Allowance, Personal Independence Payments, or a combination of any number of these benefits. State-retired pensioners who are householders in Council Tax Bands A-D are also eligible for the reduced cost service.
Chris Law said: “The PDSA carry out excellent work helping some of Dundee’s poorest with care of their pets, and I was very happy to visit their centre and hear about their changes which will ultimately not only help the animals themselves but also the pet owners.”
Stewart Hosie MP said: “I was thoroughly impressed, not just by the facilities but by the dedication and commitment of the staff there. It is quite obvious that the vets and nurses care deeply about the animals and their owners, I’m happy to see this scheme being rolled out which will help pets and their owners across the city even more. The PDSA is a fantastic charity and one that is well worth our support, I would encourage everyone to try and support them in what way they can.”
Last year alone, the Dundee centre treated 4,000 pets in over 20,000 procedures. You can contact the PDSA pet hospital in Dundee at 01382 660356.